We envision education that wisely combines personal growth, integrated ways of learning and innovation in teaching. Our mission is to inspire and support opening up the full potential of students, teachers and educational institutions.
Foundation for Future Education designs and promotes innovative education programs and runs Lilleoru elementary school. Our goal is to pilot the programs first in Estonia and make them available also in other countries at later stage:
Education for personal sustainability and joy of life
To empower and equip children and youth with new insights and tools for self-regulation and self-empowerment, e.g. how to manage one’s attention and negative emotions, how to find inner peace and balance, how to recognize one’s own strengths and interests etc. Today’s school system is mainly oriented on teaching about the outer world and we find it worrying that children and youth are so highly and so often diagnosed with stress, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues more and more in younger age (e.g. loneliness, worthlessness, meaninglessness, addictive or suicidal behaviour).
We want to prevent such problems and want our children to become healthy and happy human beings. Inner peace and balance also naturally affects the relationships that a young person builds with others and the surrounding and increases human ability to deal with challenges and conflicts affecting our societies and living environments today.
The program includes training for teachers, children and youth, mentoring and follow-up. It can be taught as independent classes/courses or included as well to complement the human or societal studies program part of the school curriculum.
It is created and adapted for children by teachers and psychologists in Estonia and based on Practical Consciousness, a self-development program initially created for adults and taught for 10+ years by Ingvar Villido, modern wisdom teacher and master of kriya yoga.
Education for a positive and sustainable world
To awaken natural intelligence, creativity and the seed of entrepreneurship in every adult-to-be. Children have an innate ability to dream, though their dreams may seem unrealistic or even unnecessary to parents and teachers. Yet what parents see as fantasy is very much a reality for the children and the base for future innovation and creativity.
Learners of all ages connect very well with stories. Stories engage the emotions and make content memorable. Learning science through stories is unorthodox, but it makes learning science both easy and enjoyable! It is also about presenting academic knowledge in a way that connects and makes it relevant to daily life – it becomes a tool that children can use creatively when thinking about the opportunities and challenges of the world we live in. Grasping systems enable us to see connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena. For students to create sustainable lifestyles, business models and communities, they must be able to use the wisdom inherent in nature as inspiration.
With this philosophy, visionary entrepreneur Gunter Pauli and ZERI Learning Initiative created Blue Education and series of Fables that form the starting point of a fascinating learning journey through science. These 365 stories are inspired by scientists, entrepreneurs, social innovators and by Nature. The Fables are designed specifically to awaken intelligence and the seed of entrepreneurship in every adult-to-be. Based on teaching five intelligences: four intelligences – academic, emotional, artistic, ecological – with active and inclusive learning methods will allow children to create connections and develop the ability to implement change. The Fables are translated into many languages. They are intended to be made available to all the children of the planet, at home and in school.
Such an integrated approach gives youth the keys for the challenges they will face in our changing world. We need future generations full of creativity, ready to innovate, with clear ethical values. Most importantly, they will be determined to create a better world, such as their teachers and parents could never have imagined.
New school for new generation
To design an inspiring growth environment where learning is based on children’s natural curiosity and intelligence. A school where innate joy to explore and act is kept alive.
Our aim is to allow children to grow into self-aware and mindful, confident and cooperative, intelligent and creative personalities. In addition to school lessons and academic studies, we integrate guidance about self-awareness into daily activities. Children learn to get to know their internal traits and capacities, including attention and focus, emotions and thoughts and how these processes express themselves in life situations and how to regulate our internal balance and mental health.
Another important pillar of the school is designing inspiring growth environments, including learning in natural surroundings, emotionally supporting environments, ecologically sound buildings equipped with smart technical solutions. We allow children to observe and experience first, to have their own insights and questions before exploring further in cooperation with others. Children need true examples and their own experiences to develop a good connection to themselves and true respect for others, life and nature.
We envision a new generation with much better cognitive and emotional intelligence, new mind-sets and solutions to reduce suffering and conflicts, to create a positive and tolerant, connected and sustainable way of life.
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