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Active education aims at the emancipation of individuals throughout their life, including training in the quality of citizenship, in order to promote a democratic life. Transforming educational practices enables new relationships between individuals to emerge and enhances civil society. Thinking about active education can only happen in an international setting which places humanism at the heart of politics. Active education is based on freedom of initiative and of expression, creativity, an emphasis on feelings and personal development. Our educational approach creates situations where everyone - child, teenager, or adult - can become more conscious of the world around them. From this stems a sense of involvement, the idea that things can change through individual and social progress. Active education, as we envisage and develop it, is about transforming society. Active education influencing power relationships, organisational structures and individual freedom..
Paolo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed