Humanity is currently facing several crises which are causing a great deal of uncertainty. What will our future look like? Despite it being difficult to anticipate we should prepare ourselves and our loved ones as well as we can.
Let's bet on diversity
Rozmanita is the Slovak word for “diverse”. Nature has always prepared for an uncertain future with its diversity. It is this strategy that is inspiring for Rozmanita.
When we do not know what the future holds, we need all the more to support and develop the diversity of each of us and society as a whole. So that we are ready for anything. We need to fully accept the fact that each of us is different, and to look at that difference with respect and curiosity - what innovation will it bring?
How will it enrich us?
Skills of the future
We cannot fully predict the future, but that does not mean that we cannot prepare for it. There is a great deal of consensus among the experts as to what skills will be needed - critical, creative and innovative thinking, the ability to build relationships with truly diverse people across different backgrounds and abilities, the ability to take care of one’s physical and mental health in rapidly changing conditions, strong self-awareness and an open and positive attitude towards diversity.
These skills are very difficult to build in groups and communities which lack diversity. Studies show that all children, both those above and those below average on various measures, develop best in terms of cognitive, emotional and social skills in mixed groups.
Groups in which they can make friends with children who are differently gifted, with various abilities, from different family backgrounds, minorities and different ages. Where they can learn from each other.
It is inclusive education that combines the elements of fully accepting differences, a focus on skills of the future and the targeted building of diverse communities, in which each child and adult develops exactly according to his needs. Inclusive education is highly individualized, open to accepting anyone with any need.
It does not need to box people according to their disadvantages, limitations or talents. It uses systems in which children can do different activities at any given time, depending on what they need, but still develop and grow together.