Pedagogical Need to Educate to Live with Others: An Answer to the Challenge of Our Time




Complexity, School, Democracy, Citizenship education, Culture of difference


Having discussed some pedagogical positions, not only about citizenship  and democracy, but also about extraordinary social transformations, the contribution intends to clarify the meaning of these concepts. That applies to both educational institutions and society in general, increasingly hybridized by globalization and the spread of new technologies that have transformed the ways of producing, storing, interpreting, transmitting and reworking knowledge in a few decades. In particular, the educational responsibility of the school is emphasized, having always pursued the aim of educating to live with others. In this regard, this purpose in addition to fostering the mission of education, constitutes an additional resource, a real added value. Therefore, in a complex society one learns likewise from the relationship with others and from formal education.