Around the world a renaissance is unfolding in education, driven by a combination of bold new ideas and increasing awareness of the necessity for societal change – and the radical idea that young people could be key leaders in these changes and education a key vehicle. The Center for Systems Awareness exists to advance this renaissance based on profound inter-connectedness as the integrating idea – that ‘self,’ ‘other,’ society and the larger natural world all arise as entwined systems of relationships – and that recovering our sense of connectedness and caring at each level can shape our future.
The Center for Systems Awareness honors the mind-heart-body system of the learner, the social reality of relationships, family and community that is the context for all learning, and responds to the need to engage learners of all ages in fostering systemic well-being at all levels, from the individual to the larger systems of institutions, society, economy and ecology.
- centers on reconnecting with and cultivating our truest nature as interconnected individual humans, born out of life on this planet as unique expressions of nature’s innate creative capacity. This is what we relate to as the personal, emotional, individual system – the system of self
- focuses on developing our capacity for connectedness with one another and to intentionally shape and nurture more generative and relational social fields and spaces. This is what we relate to as system of self and other
- revolves around understanding and nurturing interdependence as nature’s organizing principle to support biological and social well-being. This is what we relate to as systems of self and larger societal and ecological realities