Children have an innate ability to dream, though their dreams may seem unrealistic to parents and teachers. Yet what parents see as fantasy is very much a reality for the children.
With this philosophy, Gunter Pauli and ZERI created a series of fables that form the starting point of a fascinating learning journey through science. These fables are based on teaching five intelligences: four intelligences – academic, emotional, artistic, ecological – can be combined so as to create a fifth intelligence: the capacity to implement change.
Learners of all ages connect best with stories. Stories engage the emotions and make content memorable. Learning science through stories is unorthodox, but it makes learning science both easy and enjoyable! The fables also present academic knowledge in a way that makes it relevant to daily life – it becomes a tool that children can use creatively when thinking about the challenges and opportunities of the world we live in. Eco-literacy enables to see connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena. For students to create sustainable communities, they must be able to use the systems inherent in nature as inspiration.
A learning system based on the combination of these five intelligences prepares youth for the challenges they will face in our changing world. With this approach, future generations will be full of creativity, ready to innovate, with clear ethical values. Most importantly, they will be determined to create a better world, such as their teachers and parents could never have imagined.
Today these learning systems and tools are used in more than 10 languages and countries, created by ZERI Learning Initiative (www.zerilearning.org) and visionary entrepreneur Gunter Pauli (www.gunterpauli.com) who dedicates half of his time to education starting at kindergarten.
For further information please contact: Ave Oit, ave.oit(at)lilleoru.ee.