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Strategies to Exit Modernity: The Need of an Educative and Epistemological Turn to Overcome the Crisis
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Quito | 2019 | p. 2-14
ISSN: 2631-2816
Mauro Rodrigo Avilés Salvador
Latin America and the Caribbean

According to the author: "the crisis of modernity has led to a crisis in education; and by no means can this crisis be tackled in a unique or uniform way. Every context has to respond to the demands of change that are requested. If education is conceived as the key tool for social transformation, its role in promoting new civilization models cannot be neglected. One way of overcoming the crisis may be by reflecting about the symbol, its presence in art and religion, areas that may promote new elements for a future humanization." Then, in the article, from a critical pespective, the author enfatizes the role of Latin America a leader for a "different" kind of change, a change based on the cultural latinamerican ethos. The author quotes Edgar Morin, and mentions the need of a plural education that favours democracy, based on Human Rights. However, although he mentions universal aspects, he does not mention a planetary citizenship and he criticizes the european model.


Resource Type: 
Journal articles
Policy and strategy materials
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Cultural literacy / Intercultural / Cross-cultural / Multi-cultural
Human rights / Human dignity
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Transformative initiatives / Transformative pedagogies
Level of education: 
Higher education


Citizenship; Cultural education; Intercultural education