What is Neohumanism & Neohumanist Education?

Helping children to realise their spiritual potential is an integral part of the mission of a Neohumanist school. Children are encouraged to develop their ‘internal life’ and to recognise their ‘interconnectedness of being’ with the natural world and planet Earth.
A Neohumanist education seeks to cultivate in children their already innate capacity for love and compassion. In the words of Shrii Prabat Ranjan Sarkar who first propounded the philosophy and who founded a global network of Neohumanist schools:
When the love of the human heart extends its embrace to the entire living and non-living worlds, this is Neohumanism.
The goal of a Neohumanist education is to expand gradually a student’s sense of community: from self, to family, locality, country, humanity, life on earth and ultimately the entire universe. A Neohumanist education is also an ‘education for the whole child’, that is, for the physical, mental and spiritual child. It is about doing (activity in the world), knowing (learning) and being (entering one’s inner world). A successful education leads to a deep desire for further learning which then continues throughout life.
The River School strives to build a strong cooperative community within and around the school and is part of a network of Neohumanist schools throughout the world.

Introduction to Neohumanist Education

Neohumanist Education

A Handbook For Teachers

by Michael Towsey, 2018

Neohumanism: A Philosophy of Education for Our Time

By Kathleen Kesson, Unpublished Monograph

Neohumanist Philosophy

by Marcus Bussey

Neohumanist Educational Futures: Liberating the Pedagogical Intellect

by Sohail Inayatullah, Marcus Bussey, and Ivana Milojević, 2006

Futures Thinking, Holistic Education & Critical Spirituality

Holistic Education: An Approach for 21 Century

by Sirous Mahmoudi, Ebrahim Jafari, Hasan Ali Nasrabadi, Mohmmd Javad Liaghatdar, 2012

Mapping Neohumanist Futures in Education

(Chapter 1, Neohumanist Educational Futures: Liberating the Pedagogical Intellect)
By Marcus Bussey

Ecological Curriculum

Mindfulness, Children and Nature

by Didi Ananda Devapriya, 2016

Arts Enriched Curriculum

For the Love of Frogs

Promoting Ecological Sensitivity Through the Arts
by Kathleen Kesson, Ed.D., 2004

Connect the Dots

by Emma Davies

Thoughts from P.R. Sarkar (founder of Neohumanism)

Education and Neohumanism

by P.R. Sarkar

Neohumanist Role Models

by P.R. Sarkar

Geo-Sentiments

by P.R. Sarkar

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There are always so many exciting and enriching events and activities happening at The River School. Take a look at some of the latest news from around school and beyond...

Contact Information

The River School
251 Bridge Creek Road  (PO Box 411)  Maleny QLD 4552
Primary School: (07) 5494 3559
Early Childhood Centre: (07) 5499 9359
admin@riverschool.com.au