Holistic Educational Philosophy

Dr. Ramon Gallegos Nava in its Cuantum project, a university model for a sustainable society of Guadalajara, 1995, referred to the scenarios of higher education in Mexico by the year 2020. These scenarios gave account of four possibilities which were primarily oriented towards sustainability, where the economy was unbeatable, education progressed and promoted the construction of a democratic society; Another referred to inequity, where 20% of the population lived better and 80% getting worse, followed by a third party where the mediocrity was not promoting expectations of improvement and a quarter where the nightmare became reality, showing the country’s recurrent crises, large emigration, poverty, unemployment, etc. A first contribution of Dr. Ramon Gallegos in this project was the promoting education as the most important instrument to build the desirable scenario for the country. At the same time the Secretariat of public education in the program Sectoral corresponding, considered education as a strategic factor in development.

Reviewing the advances that have taken place in this regard in higher education, institutions of higher education mexicanas (IES), not have been able to transcend linear educational models, so through viable reforms it arrives to an educational model based on the best science, building a new paradigm consistent with sustainability. The IES continue forming professionals with limited vision. It is necessary to recognize that the current model is no longer relevant and that conversely continues injuring in his apprenticeship students. It is required for a new model to promote scenarios that science has for the 21st century, such as multiple intelligences, sustainable development, chaos theory, communities of significant learning, comprehensive policy, planetary awareness, culture of peace. In 1986, the UN through UNESCO, in its Declaration of Venice, considered that it was time to build a new educational model. Inside other things stated that current scientific knowledge, reached a point where to begin to integrate with other forms of knowledge, this would promote a new vision of humanity and a new rationality as the basis of the new scientific perspective.