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ArgumentNo. 8/2016

To Become – The role of Communicative Planning in Children's Education


Motto: “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” - Margaret Mead

The role of education is to help every person integrate into the community. In this way children learn the rules to be respected in a society in order to have a better world. Creating this world starts from the education received by each individual at home and is reinforced during school years. The educational system is frequently accused of discouraging communication, creativity, initiative and of not promoting authentic values. School proposes learning "the alphabet" as a priority, but forgets to focus on developing the individual capacity to adapt in a democratic society. Children who do not grow up fettered by misconceptions have a real chance to be truly free. A better world is a world where people understand that active involvement is the first step towards a sustainable transformation of society. Democracy can be learned, and once it is assumed, its principles must be put into practice. Education should promote democratic values ​​by encouraging communication and involvement, avoiding social and individual standardization. Communicative planning can help children understand democratic values ​​through a communication exercise and real involvement, understand and assume community values, identify problems and seek solutions, and better perceive the built environment.


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