Education is not about accumulating learning, information, data, facts, skills or abilities, that is training or instruction. Education is making the seed that is hidden sprout and come to the surface, becoming visible
In addition to the knowledge and experience of the professionals involved, the project bases its philosophy and draws on the contributions of numerous wise men, scholars and scholars of all times and cultures. To name a few:
In the field of theoretical, philosophical, psychological or sociological reflection:
Howard Gardner, Mahatma Ghandi, Daniel Goleman, Dalai Lama, Emmanuel Lévinas, José Antonio Marina, Abraham Maslow, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Rabindranath Tagore, Lama Thubten Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Ken Wilber, etc.
In the field of pedagogy:
Ovide Decroly, Célestin Freinet, Paulo Freire, Valentino Giacomin, José Gimeno Sacristán, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Marta Mata, María Montessori, Claudio Naranjo, Jean Piaget, Rosa Sensat, Rudolf Steiner, Rebeca Wild, Rafael Yus Ramos, etc.
Regarding the theoretical approach, Universal Education is based mainly on the holistic or comprehensive educational model (see next publication Educators’ Guide. Universal Education) that integrates the sources and theories mentioned and others such as constructivist, cognitive – especially multiple intelligences by H. Gardner–, Bandura’s theory of learning by observation, Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory, socio-emotional education, systemic thinking or Asubel’s theory of meaningful learning.