Vitality

Education

Teaching a whole life for a lifetime

Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” For Seventh-day Adventists, education extends even further—it reaches the soul.

When it comes to learning, our multifaceted lives require a multifaceted approach, and Adventists aim to provide the complete package. Education is not only about learning for the sake of intellectual growth. Adventists believe in developing physically, empathetically, socially and spiritually, too. Ideally, education should change and cultivate every aspect of our lives, bringing us that much closer to what God originally planned for us to have and to be.

Educational consultant Joe Harkin said, “Education systems reflect the nature of the society in which they exist . . . In answering [the question on what constitutes a ‘good’ society] we cast light on what we would take to be a ‘good’ education.'" [1]

The Adventist education system reflects the heavenly “society” God intended for us. It gives us tools and resources to become wiser and healthier. It provides us opportunities to look beyond ourselves and to serve others. It connects us as friends, as partners and as a community. Most importantly, it helps us fulfill our potential of being “good” citizens, eagerly anticipating an eternity with the God who created us.

Adventist education is about teaching a whole and complete life, for a lifetime.


[1] Joe Harkin, “Participative education: An incomplete project of modernity” in Educational research in Europe: Yearbook 2000.

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