28 Feb 2011

by Camilla Azzini

Patrizio Paoletti Foundation

Patrizio Paoletti Foundation

  • is engaged in the framework of the research on the most advanced development and communication systems for the improvement of human relationships;
  • promotes the right to Education, which expresses the fundamental right to life;
  • gives highest priority to research and pedagogy, because only a constant attention to childhood and pedagogical process is able to enhance quality of life, for society’s interests;
  • is constantly focused on spreading ideas and tools that trigger the education process, leading to the improvement of modern society and mankind.

Areas of intervention:

  • Research;
  • educational and social development projects;
  • training programmes
  • awareness campaigns and information in institutes.

We start from here, the global advantage:
Today, humanity seems to be confused and divided and, in spite of the great philosophical visions and the development of science and technology, there are still millions of people who face hunger, poverty and violence every day.

A real advantage for myself, i.e. a global advantage, is only such insofar as it benefits humanity as a whole. If this advantage which benefits me creates a debt with my neighbour or with humanity as a whole, my neighbour or humanity as a whole will not support me anymore and will sooner or later demand an explanation for this‘.

Today, this ancient truth, which has been rediscovered at theoretical level in many sciences such as mathematics and sociology, starts to be studied and applied also in politics, economy and many other systems and frameworks.

Pedagogy for the Third Millennium – PTM

Pedagogy for the Third Millennium is defined as the organized study of the impressions that, given to an individual, will help his/her positioning and provide him/her with guidance in space and time.

Main points:

  • Observing oneself and observing: beside the observation of the child, in PTM observation is first of all self observation, observation of oneself.
  • Mediation. Only when we mediate the experience and succeed in assigning it a meaning in our course can we can learn from it and feed on it, bearing it in mind. If we are not able to contain an experience, this becomes a limiting condition, a neurological knot and a sensible area for us. However, we had better remind that the ultimate meaning of the past experiences can be nothing but that of developing abilities, becoming a condition to have new experiences and wish to know more in depth.
  • Translation means the manifestation of the principle “learn from everything and from anything”: in PTM knowledge is not an end in itself, but aimed at a global improvement of my capability in order to come in touch with the three main elements of experience: life, things and people.