Anthropological Foundations of Global Education

(transl. from Polish)


  • Andrzej Gzegorczyk



world educational system, modern educational program, formation of personality, stages (levels) of education, branches (spheres) of education


The first Ukrainian translation of the text by Andrzej Grzegorczyk "Anthropological Foundations of Global Education".

Andrzej Grzegorczyk (1922-2014) asks the question: is the current construction of the world educational system theoretically justified in terms of human cognitive needs in the modern world, and does it have prospects for development? The theoretical starting point for the rational substantiation of the construction of a modern educational program needed in our era can be represented by distinguishing two components of the picture of human life: 1) stages of development of knowledge of the child and 2) branches (spheres) of human activity to which the school should prepare.

Andrzej Grzegorczyk offers his own vision of the sequence of formation of the student's personality. Based on the achievements of socio-evolutionary psychology, he proposes to correlate ontogenesis and phylogeny in education. The young human individual goes, in particular, through successive phases of development, in each of which in turn is dominated by the following four educational and developmental processes initiated by the natural human environment (as well as school). The stages of learning correspond, thus, to the prospects of student development: from the narrowest (family-tribal) perspective to the universalist, which is a synthesis of what tradition brings, as well as acquired knowledge and development of a sense of universal values. Thus, the stages (levels) of education can, in his opinion, be called as follows: 1) family-tribal, 2) traditionally national-religious, 3) individual-rationalist-scientific, 4) universalist-synthetic.

The second dimension of the education program is the field / field of study. Presenting the problems of creative realization of values ​​in public life, they can be arranged according to certain parameters: guidelines for activity, way of seeing one's place in society, forms (mechanisms) of action to which the individual is usually subject or implements at this stage, related norms and positions. Among the positions of special attention deserves the experience of self-worth. In the formation of the educational system should include in the content of education the following topics related to culture, the following parameters: type of culture, the main idea of ​​culture of this type, characteristics of the richness of cultural production of this type and related type of knowledge.

Author Biography

Andrzej Gzegorczyk

видатний польський логік і філософ, продовжувач знаменитої Львівсько-варшавської логіко-філософської школи, член міжнародного Інституту філософії в Парижі, Міжнародного інституту філософії в Німеччині та Польській академії наук, «doktor honoris causa» Університету Блеза Паскаля в Клермонт-Ферран (Франція), викладав в Голландії та Італії. Він є автором 20 книжок та близько двохсот інших наукових публікацій, у тому числі перекладених i виданих українською мовою, великий друг України


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How to Cite

Gzegorczyk, A. (2020). Anthropological Foundations of Global Education: (transl. from Polish). Filosofiya Osvity. Philosophy of Education, 26(1), 270–281.






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