Michael Laitman is a global thinker dedicated to generating a transformational shift in society through a new global education, which he views as the key to solving the most pressing issues of our time. His vision for solving the global crisis at all levels, including education, climate change, hunger, and all social and economic problems, involves implementing a new, comprehensive global and integral education program.
Integral Education Principles
The world we live in is a vast, wondrous, and intricate system. Every part of it is connected to, and dependent upon all the other parts. For many decades this complexity was hidden from us. We saw the world as a collection of elements not necessarily connected to each other, and certainly not as interdependent as we are now discovering.
Within current education systems, the perception of reality as separate elements divided into discrete topics is still the predominant paradigm. The new integral view relates to the world as an interconnected system. This perception is the basis of the Integral Education, and thus defines a new integrated approach to teaching. In doing so it ushers us into an integrated perception of reality, to align us with today’s integrated reality. In the integral education method, students do not learn separate topics in a “linear” fashion. Rather, each topic is presented from the “circular” perspective, illustrating its connection to all the other topics.
Meetings with The UN and UNESCO
Dr. Laitman recently shared the principles of this new educational paradigm and the benefits of joint, global collaboration with UN Deputy Secretary General Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, at the UN headquarters in New York.
The combination of his academic background in hard sciences, humanities, and his research in the field of education make him one of the most sought-after world thinkers and speakers in the world.
- Proposal for an integral education method presented to UNESCO Director General Mrs. Irina Bokova in France.
- Participation at UNESCO’s annual evaluation “Education for All Global Monitoring Report,” at Columbia University, New York.
- Participation in “Building Peace: Reconciliation through Education, the Sciences, Culture and Communication,” held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
- Participation at UNESCO’s conference “Youth Participation in Social Transformations: Initiatives and Participation,” in Moscow.
- Participation at the 27th International Women Leaders’ Conference on “Science, Technology and Innovation: Education and Training for Women and Girls,” organized by UNESCO.
- Proposal “Global and Integral Education as a Solution to the Crisis” presented at the 8th Forum of Ministers of Social Development of Latin America organized by UNESCO, in El Salvador.
- Proposal “Global and Integral Education as a Solution to the Crisis” presented to the UN’s Deputy Secretary General Dr. Asha Rose Migiro.
- Presentation “Kids Bonding Through Sports Games” presented in ICSSPE’s International Conference on Sport for Development and Peace.
- Participation in “Women Actors of Development for Global Challenges” symposium in Paris, as part of the Millenia 2015 international project.
- An integral education course proposal as a solution for dealing with rising numbers of unemployed presented to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
- Globalization School for Citizens of the Interconnected World – Overview
- Toward Mutual Commitment
- We, the World
- Women Leaders’ Conference Presentation