What is Paideia and how it is related to contemporary education? A question we have had for a forgotten concept.
<strong>Paideia is active learning</strong> —fostering critical and creative thinking through Socratic dialectics, intellectual coaching, and expert information.
<strong>Paideia is high quality education for all</strong> —preparing individuals, of all backgrounds, to live up to their potential.
<strong>Paideia is preparation for a full life</strong> —teaching essential skills so persons can earn a good living, contribute to our democracy, and pursue happiness.
The Greek term paideia refers to the general learning that should be the common possession of all individuals, beyond formal curricula and vocational training.
This perception of education is an ancient one but is becoming pertinent again in our days of global mobility and search of meaning in life. It applies not only in childhood and youth, but also in higher and continuing education.
All citizens deserve the best education that society can provide, one that prepares them for work but also for their roles as citizens and as individuals capable of making cultured use of leisure time.
The Athenian philosophers Socrates and Plato used the concept of Paideia as the Education one could possess within the soul, not only knowledge and skills, but also wisdom to attain a virtuous and cultured reconciliation between the demands of day-to-day life and a higher spiritual life.
T.I.C.L.S has the vision of this Education when developing its Programs.
Times are changing and we must adapt!
Whether good or bad, globalization is here and the challenges for success in both our personal and professional lives have become greater.
TICLS stays ahead offering knowledge and skills from successful professionals to lay the foundation of a successful development for the younger generation and the olders who have stayed young.
The benefits of Study Abroad programs have been well documented. The evaluation of programs depends mostly on experience though, and therefore “word-of-mouth”.
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A new program announced!
The Board of T.I.C.L.S. assessing the past reports and participants’ evaluations, announces for this summer the INTERDISCIPLINARY SECURITY SEMINAR to precede the CHANIA MED-FORUM, presenting them as a unity, 24 July – 1 August 2016.
Participants will be introduced to the background of the issues to be discussed at the Forum to encourage better understanding and full participation in the expert discussion.
The ISS program participants are eligible for a Certificate and two ECTS credits upon completion.
Arrival will be Sunday July, 24 and departure Monday August, 1.
The subsidized cost for Alumni and Students is 700 euros. Student identity must be certified by the University.
The cost for Individual participants is 800 euros.
The amount includes: 8 nights’ accommodation, meals and all other expenses, except travel and pocket money.
Further details and the schedule at
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Imagine it is 2020. Not so far away! Will, and how, our daily lives be different? Is education of the next generation suitable? Is there something more needed? What if it was up to you? How could you contribute? Do you feel like a Leader? Can you influence others?
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The International Center for Leading Studies, true to its mission, tries to stay ahead in today’s world through innovation in all sectors.
Our innovative 5G Internship* program is offering opportunities to students and young professionals, as another T.I.C.L.S. program.
You are invited to apply for an internship position to obtain work experience, further improve your C.V., or earn a tuition-reducing scholarship. (more…)
Letter from Dr. Theodore Johnson, Jr., Professor Emeritus of French and Humanities, University of Kansas
Thank you for including us in the 3rd Chania-Med Forum on Economy, Energy, Politics & Power that took place in Crete this past July 23-26.
We appreciate the opportunity you have provided over the past twenty years in the International Center for Leading Studies to so many students who will become specialists and to mature specialists to exchange views on contemporary issues. And to discover essential, enduring aspects of the Greek spirit during the beautifully conceived day trip after the Forum. (more…)
It was our great pleasure and honor to participate as faculty members in the 2015 International Center for Leading Studies (TICLS) program, held annually at the MAICh (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania) in Crete, Greece. We also participated in the concurrent programs: the Med Forum on “Economics, Energy, Politics & Power” and the 20th Year Alumni Reunion of the Greek Association for Atlantic & European Cooperation (GAAEC).
As authors of the new Greek-inspired book, The OPA! Way, we thought that it might be most appropriate for us to share our experiences utilizing the acronym we write about in the book: O+P+A or OPA!, the formula for finding joy and meaning in our everyday lives and work. (more…)