New book: One Hundred Million Destinies Now

The title of the book refers to the approximate number of young people in Europe today. The book is divided into two different parts. The first explores a course for contemporary education by taking a look over our shoulders at the impulses that were rife in Europe at the 'Fin de Siecle', a term that refers not only to the years prior to the outbreak of the First World war but also to the closing of one era and the onset of a new epoch in which we find ourselves today. The transition demanded a reassessment of the educational needs of the young in order to meet the challenges of the future. In the second part of the book the author draws examples from his teaching in Waldorf/Steiner schools, a genre of education that was founded as an impulse for social change at a time when Europe was in ruins, materially, economically, culturally and socially. In educating for the future it is not a question what does a person need to know in order to be able to do something for society as it now exists but what capacities within each pupil need to be developed in order to bring ever new energy and insight into future society. The purpose of our existence and the meaning of education is to develop the incipient element of humanity as much as possible. Our finer senses have to be cultivated and brought to expression, our sense of reason needs to be developed so to unearth the unique character of each pupil. The purpose of a modern life is not so much 'happiness' but the fulfilment of the potentialities of the individual.


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Brierley, D. L. 2013. One Hundred Million Destinies Now - Guiding the aspirations of pupils through the labyrinths of our time / Stotinu miliona sadasnjih sudbina - Voditi ucenike nijhovim aspiracijama kroz labirinte naseg vremena. IWP, Zagreb.

ISBN 978-953-56991-1-8 / ISBN 978-9926-8147-0-0

One Hundred Million Destinies NowOne Hundred Million Destinies Now - bosnian edition

Brierley, D. L. (literature), Bamford, A. (drama), Santos A. (film), Albano, A. A. (visual arts), Kokkonen, M. (dance), Clouder, C. (introduction). 2014. Arts and the Emotions - Nurturing our creative potential. Fundacion Botin, Madrid.

ISBN 978-84-15469-38-4

Skriveno u vidljivom

Brierley, D. L. 2013. Skriveno u vidljivom - Razmisljanja jednog ucitelja i njegovih trinaestogodisnjaka. IWP, Zagreb.

ISBN 978-953-56991-0-1

Skriveno u vidljivom

Brierley, D. L., Muller-Using, S., Leibovici-Muhlberger, M., Bamford, A., Albano, A. A. and Romo, M. 2012. Good Morning Creativity (Buenos Dios Creatividad). Fundacion Botin, Santander.


Good Morning Creativity

Brierley, D. L. 2012. The Painter of a Modern Life: Mindsets for resilience and creativity in contemporary education. Parsival, Ljubljana.

ISBN 978-961-92602-0-3

The Painter of a Modern Life

Brierley, D. L. 2009. To Read the Unwritten. Parsival, Ljubljana. (On creativity)

ISBN 978-961-92602-0-3

To Read the Unwritten

Brierley, D. L. 2006. The Not Yet in the Now. ASK, Oslo. (On methodology for youth)

ISBN 978-82-994919-2-1

The Not Yet in the Now

Brierley, D. L. 2004. No Man is an Island. Antropos, Oslo. (On geography teaching)

ISBN 82-7940-009-5

No Man is an Island

Brierley, D. L. 1998. In the Sea of Life Enisled. Antropos, Oslo. (On geography teaching)

ISBN 82-7940-002-8

In the Sea of Life Enisled