World Freedom Alliance Education Charter

“Today’s society is yesterday’s classroom; today’s classroom is tomorrow’s society”

– Phil Keay, author and educator

We have avoided the words ‘school’ ‘teacher’ ‘pupil’

we are all educators and learners and the whole universe is our school

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning”.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti 

World Freedom Alliance Educational Values 

  1. LOVE
  2. HEART: honesty | empathy | awareness | responsibility | trust
  3. Freedom of thought | expression | action
  4. Responsibility and justice in thought | expression | action
  5. Bodily integrity
  6. Sovereignty of the learner
  7. Ahimsa – cause no harm
  8. Diversity in unity, and unity in diversity
  9. Body | mind | spirit
  10. Deep knowledge and understanding of the complexity of the universe in which we live 11. self-knowledge and self-respect
  11. self-knowledge and self-respect

Principles which underpin the WFA Charter Education 

  1. WFA education is transformational, leading to the flourishing and empowering of the learner, who increases in confidence, health, creativity, productivity and a love of life
  2. Educators conduct their work with HEART and empower learners to do the same
  3. Educators create and maintain an emotionally and psychologically supportive environment
  4. We consistently re-evaluate the qualities and skills needed by our educators and learners
  5. The learning process includes four elements: input | intake | output | reflection
  6. Educators and learners are free from both coercion and the fear of coercion
  7. Educators – elicit | facilitate | enable | encourage | motivate | inspire
  8. We all learn how to learn using the best current knowledge and practice
  9. Educators encourage a student-centred, task-based learning approach
  10. All group members constantly cultivate communication and collaboration skills
  11. Knowledge and information are taught alongside the development of the learners’ cognitive and communication skills