“Sustainable Learning” follows and connects the spontaneous learning processes of people in natural communities.
Attention for emotional development and the natural being brings the young person home to himself. It creates self-confidence and powerful movements from a known and recognized world of the youngster as an individual person.
Attention for social development connects the young person with the other. It feeds empathetic skills and the impulsive will to learn from the other. This brings the youngster into an enriched learning environment where space and diversity encourage natural social involvement and development.
Attention for ecological development connects the young person with the natural world within a historical context. It feeds the vital sense of belonging to a community. It stimulates the skills to perceive and understand how the different aspects of a living system work and exist in relation to each other and the greater whole. In the living unity that the learning community wants to be – with its own socio-cultural and economic dynamics – this leads to movement through inspiration, meaning and responsibility.
Scientific research has shown time and again that a natural learning environment positively influences student performance. Sustainable learning fosters the engagement of teachers and learners through hands-on, experiential and contextual learning in the natural world and community.