Theme: “The education we need!”
It is clear that the type of leadership(1) adapted to the current challenges largely includes a new conception of life when human wisdom (marked by accountability, spirituality and human values) should have space in all knowledge or intellectual performances.
If the church and some independent organizations raise a new awareness about the need to revitalize the conceptual paradigm of governance and management of our world, university education, the ultimate stage of preparation to various professional responsibilities, should make us think; given the state / nature of universities around the world.
From the progressive discrediting of human values and critical analysis in education to the bargaining of knowledge through the great inequality of access to knowledge, there is something to ask great questions today. The emergence of economic intentions behind some higher education structures increases the fear to see universities being summarized to an informative role, where just one acquires practical knowledge while human maturity / wisdom that gives more meaning in life disappears(2).
What are the weaknesses (challenges) of the education in your local universities?
What forms of education for a new generation are aware of the possibility of early man as a creature worthy of God, in all intellectual and / or technical concern?
The commitment of the young Catholic (in IMCS for example) is it complement or failed opportunity for contemporary intellectual culture? In witch way?
What have you learned, what did you see and what have you experienced in IMCS Pax Romana and inspired you?
The FORUM(3) 2016 of IMCS Pax Romana, would collect your articles on this poignant theme of university education today by including sub topics like the ones presented below. Each article proposal can not be written about more than one chosen topic.
- Unequal access to education;
- The quality of education in tertiary institutions;
- Educational systems that make you “followers” instead of “thinkers”
- Bargaining of higher education To write your article you can follow the guidelines proposed below.
- The Pope francis talk about New Leadership in Laudato Si, N°53, 2015.
- Benedict XVI, Speech to the Diocese of Rome, 11 June 2007
- Annual magazine published by IMCS Pax Romana and shared worldwide
FORUM 2016 ARTICLES GUIDELINE
“The Education We Need”
Introduction (no more than 100 words): · Introducing the topic to be developed
Main topic (no more than 300 words): ·
Development of the chosen topic
Why it is an important issue
Local/National reality regarding the chosen topic
Specific examples (short references, statistics etc)
Conclusion (no more than 160 words):
Conclusions and recommendations
What IMCS Pax Romana is doing and/or what could do about that situation[*]
[*] If IMCS Pax Romana (your local movement) has actions on that field you can include pictures with a description of it
All the articles should be sent back to IMCS Pax Romana Office before the 20th of December 2016. The contact e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org