Episode 25: Steps towards an Integral Education

In this episode I speak with Miriam Mason Martineau from Next Step Integral, an organization “dedicated to the advancement of human consciousness and to the integral embodiment of our human potential”. In our conversation we inquire into some of the possible links between integral perspectives and the field of education. Is it possible to balance and make room for different worldviews? How can teachers honor both scientific and spiritual ways of seeing and being in the world? How to meet students where they are, and at the same time point to the next step in their personal and collective evolution? Miriam also explains what it can mean to educate the whole child from an integral point of view, and further, she points to some key themes that can help educators embody and teach implicitly the principles of integral education.

If you feel inspired or provoked by our conversation feel free to add your comments after the interview. You can also send in a written piece of work and get it published together with this episode. Further details can be found here.

Episode links:

Next Step Integral
Igniting Brilliance (book)
Integral Education (book)
“An Integral Approach to Parenting in the First Three Years of a Child’s Life: An Introduction by Miriam Mason Martineau” (Article published in AQAL: Journal of Integral Theory and Practice)

James Alexander Arnfinsen (redaktør)
James Alexander Arnfinsen (32) er utdannet lærer gjennom NTNU og arbeider ved Åsvang Skole i Trondheim. Han har en variert opplæring innenfor dialogbasert prosessledelse, nærværstrening og konflikthåndtering. I fritiden trener og instruerer han aikido. Han er oppvokst i Oslo, men har studert og arbeidet i Trondheim siden 2005. Ta kontakt med James på følgende adresse: james.arnfinsen @ gmail.com
James Alexander Arnfinsen (redaktør)
James Alexander Arnfinsen (32) has a teaching qualification from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), his subjects being geography, religious studies and sports science. He is currently working as a teacher in primary school. In his free time he practices Aikido, a Japanese martial art that in it´s essence is about creating a healing relationship towards oneself and others. James lives in Trondheim, Norway.