Education and the Consciousness of the Developing Child. ENCOUNTER: Education for Meaning and Social Justice Winter, 2011 (Vol. 24, No. 4) -- Josette Luvmour, PhD
Awareness of the consciousness of the developing child is the focus of a new educational vision. In celebrating 60 years of holistic education expressions, this article calls for conscious learning communities that place the consciousness of the whole-child as a primary focus. While considering ideas from consciousness studies, child development, holistic education, and adult development, the author argues that nurturing the child’s consciousness contributes to the adult’s development as educator. The design of an emerging new learning community is reviewed as an example of a network of relationships that focus on the emergence of consciousness in children and their educators and parents with implications for society as a whole.
Keywords: adult development, child development, emergent consciousness, holistic education, relationship model