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Volume 2, Issue 5 - October 2015

Overcoming the Educational Time Warp: Anticipating a Different Future
Contextual Education
The Double Helix of Learning and Work*
Person-Centered Education
Report on Future Education Symposium
Viable Solutions for seemingly Intractable Problems
The Greek Financial Crisis – Theoretical Implications
New Humanism and Sustainable Development
The Politics of the Solar Age: 1975-2015
Changing the Dominant Paradigm in Economics
Concepts for a New Generation of Global Modelling Tools: Expanding our Capacity for Perception
Socioeconomic and Environmental Performance: A Composite Index and Comparative Application to the USA and China
Three Global Sustainability Leaders: Pope Francis, Jeffrey Sachs, and Nicholas Stern

Garry Jacobs
Education abridges the time required for individual and social progress by preserving and propagating the essence of human experience. It delivers to youth the accumulated knowledge of countless past generations ... Read more
Janani Harish
When the knowledge gained over centuries has to be presented to students through a 12-15 year study, it has to be abridged and organized elaborately. This process of encapsulating all knowledge into an educational course often results in fragmentation of knowledge and a mental divorce from life ... Read more
Orio Giarini, Mircea Malitza
The Double Helix of Learning and Work by Orio Giarini and Mircea Malitza is a report to the Club of Rome first published by UNESCO in 2003. It advances fundamental paradigm-changing ideas in the field of education. Drawing inspiration ... Read more
Alberto Zucconi
Education, together with family and culture, is one of the fundamental building blocks of the social construction of reality. It is more and more evident that we need a paradigm change in the field of education in order to enable people to deal effectively with the mounting challenges facing humanity ... Read more
Janani Harish
Higher education has continuously evolved in its purpose and methods. As the demands on education have become increasingly complex today, it becomes essential to determine the needs of the future, and evolve a system of education ... Read more
Ashok Natarajan
Life is filled with seemingly intractable problems. But life wisdom affirms that if there is a problem, there must be a solution. Or better yet, the solution to the problem lies within the problem itself. Problems have their roots in disharmony ... Read more
Garry Jacobs, Mark Swilling
The world we live in is a product of the way we think. Our conception of reality determines what we see and what we achieve. The Greek crisis is not simply a case of high public debt, economic mismanagement or weak political will in Greece or the Eurozone ... Read more
Hans d’Orville
The call for a new humanism in the 21st century roots in the conviction that the moral, intellectual and political foundations of globalization and international cooperation have to be rethought ... Read more
Hazel Henderson
A global transition is manifesting in sustainable technologies, policies and investment tools. We are moving beyond the Industrial Era. Crises in energy, water, food and ecosystem services are being met with many forms of renewable ... Read more
Stefan Brunnhuber
This paper tries to find an answer to the question of how to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the world has just decided to implement ... Read more
Maria de Lourdes Mollo
This article addresses the discussion proposed by the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS) about the need to build a new paradigm to confront the challenges of the global society and to move across to a New Society discussing specific problems related to economic globalization ... Read more
Robert Hoffman, Bertram McInnis
It is now more than forty years since the issues associated with the global ‘problematique’ were widely publicized in Limits to Growth, the pioneering study commissioned by the Club of Rome ... Read more
Joanilio Rodolpho Teixeira, Danielle Sandi Pinheiro, Anna Eloyr Vilasboas
This paper deals with an analytical framework to provide a measure of overall performance which involves both socioeconomic activities and environmental sustainability ... Read more
Michael Marien
Global temperatures are rising, along with droughts, floods, storms, wildfires, and melting of glaciers and tundra. Concern about climate change and sustainable development is necessarily growing ... Read more