Classrooms of Tomorrow: A Journey of Discovery and Growth
But let me start from the first theories about knowledge formulated by the ancient Greeks, supported in the 17th and 18th centuries by the progress of experimental sciences by empiricists such as John Locke, marginalized when the recent philosophical movement of rationalism prevailed but now returning strongly to the present day.
Specifically, Aristotle, in his book "Metaphysics A", connects man's natural inclination for knowledge with the senses and explains why experience is the best way of learning. According to him, knowledge has three stages: sense perception, memory, and experience. Sense perception leads to memory, a higher stage of knowledge associated with imagination. Next is experience, the many memories of the same thing that give man the ability to interpret (i.e. to interpret the present in terms of the past). Through experience (the knowledge of principles), art and science (theory) emerge.
Theory, the highest level of knowledge, therefore, depends on experience. Theory and practice originate from a common point of origin, the world of sensations, the world that surrounds us. This is expressed through multisensory activities that lead from practice to knowledge in education. In this context, we are preparing our new integrated learning program for our school. We will also include dance in it.
At the dance workshop for educators of "Skitali", I received a lot of valuable and beautiful information. I met wonderful colleagues and facilitators and discovered new things about myself. The students of the teachers I met are indeed lucky. One can tell by looking at the photo.
In our classrooms, we will engage in groundbreaking educational experiences, blending advanced technologies with interactive, drama-based learning. This approach will enhance language proficiency and foster critical thinking, creativity, and global awareness among our students, making each lesson a journey of discovery and growth.