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THE FOUR PILLARS OF LEARNING


Learning to know

lays the foundation for learning throughout life. It refers to the basic knowledge needed to understand our environment and thus meet the demands of everyday life. It includes literacy, numeracy, critical thinking, problem-solving, abstract thinking and memory skills. Learning to know is about arousing curiosity and gaining the ability to think and reason. In short it is it involves learning how to learn.

Learning to do

equips people with the skills and personal competencies needed to do the jobs of the future. It includes certified skills acquired through education and training as well as personal competencies such as creativity, initiative and a willingness to take risks. It involves the ability to cope with a variety of situations, often unforeseeable, by using our knowledge to manage change and effect innovation.

Learning to live together

refers to developing an understanding of others, for their history, traditions and spiritual values which leads to respect, empathy and appreciation. It involves recognizing the rights of other people and an awareness of the similarities and the growing interdependence of all people. It is about sharing a vision and working together for a common purpose, and about solving conflicts in an intelligent and peaceful way.

Learning to be

is about developing every person's mind, body, talents, intelligence, sensitivity and spirituality. It involves gaining the self-knowledge that we need to act more independently, with insight, sound judgment and personal responsibility. It refers to taking our place in the world as an individual and as a member of a family and a community.
Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization




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