Education can be used as a tool to empower the individual. Through child-centered learning, students are able to see their own role in transformation. Societal change comes from the collective transformation of the individuals within that society. Empowered individuals are better equipped to question and critique societal realities and assumptions, and more enabled to change their situation.
Empowering education approaches individual growth as an active, cooperative and social process because the self and the society create each other (Shor 1992). Rather than being merely in the world, individuals can be taught that they are actually co-creators of their reality. This is a simple, yet significant, shift in perspective – life does not just happen to us – we all have a role in the unfolding in our lives, no matter our circumstances. [Credited to “A New Global Education” | www.newglobaled.org ]
FRERA is committed to supporting the empowerment of educators in Aruba in providing student-centered education to all students, in order to empower them to become informed and willing co-creators of their own communities and realities.
FRERA believes that it can support and strengthen that empowerment by providing educators in Aruba with the latest and best in educational research, best practices, trends, 21st Century Skills & Tools, and relevant and transformational EduTech trends, through innovative workshops, seminars, webinars, and conferences, from both national and international sources.
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