Full article (pdf): EGR10 03 Intered English

Guillermo Aguado, Maitane Cabeza, Julia Castillo. (InteRed)


What would Education be like if, instead of the market and its logics, we placed Life at the centre? In turn, what would living well be like? What would teaching and learning to live well be like? In several places across the globe and under various guises, possible responses are emerging that are slowly taking shape. One of these is the Pedagogy of Care that seeks to guide teaching staff, families and students towards an approach that gives precedence to Care as the core component of human life, for example, the care economy and the ethics of care. Through this collective effort to develop a possible Pedagogy of Care, we draw on many experiences and voices coming from various places around the world whose authority is resonating. Particular emphasis must be placed on the countless contributions we receive from Latin American educational communities, clearly illustrated by approaches outlined in the constitutions of Ecuador – SUMAK KAWSAY (Quechuan for “Good Living”) and of Bolivia – SUMA QAMAÑA (Aymaran for “Living Well”). Both proposals are rooted in the anti-neoliberal demands and struggles of indigenous peoples and fostered through social movements.

Key words

Good living, Living Well, Pedagogy of care, Educational approaches, Sustainability, Ethics of care, Education for the human being.