Introduction

Human-Centred Education (HCE) radically rethinks the aims of education, the nature and processes of learning, and the relationships in learning communities.

Human-Centred Education respects the whole person and focuses on cultivating those qualities that can be described as human, such as interest, curiosity, care, compassion, relationship and responsibility.

Human-Centred Education builds a bridge between the ever-changing principles and policies of state secondary education and the myriad forms of alternative or progressive education. National education policy tends to ignore deeper educational processes, such as the cultivation of qualities that are central to living meaningfully and well, because they focus on high-stakes testing of academic performance. HCE provides an effective antidote to an obsession with testing; it offers a holistic and wellbeing-oriented approach, without sacrificing educational standards or schools’ interests in academic excellence.

As our current pilot case study shows, when a school commits to a human-centred approach to teaching and learning, students are empowered to unfold their holistic potential, flourishing both academically and in their wider lives.

For more information on how to integrate Human-Centred Education in your schools or learning centres, please contact us.

For more on Human-Centred Education, please see the books on Human-Centred Education.