The 4-fold of Learning, Educating, Schooling and the System

Acknowledging the Personal Realm over the EducationalSystem

The 4-fold of Thinking, Learning, Educating and Schooling

Searching for the person, the individual developing, it is required to unclutter the scene and terminology by a consequent distinction between learning, education, schooling and the educational system. This since concepts, pedagogies, rules, regulations, learning philosophies, referrals, terms of renewals and the like, often appeared mixed and mingled. Terms and ideas moving up and forth between essentials of thinking and action, over learning and ways to educate, to than bounce in the realm of the system and back. A disarray contributing to the cacophony already in place.
"It seemed as if schooling narrowed down education while education restricted the learning" (Eussen, 2009).

The OPEDUCA-concept contextualises Learning as a natural process of the person, taking place Anytime, Anywhere, with Anybody, through Any device - Education the facilitation of Learning, Schooling the organisation of Education and the Educational System the governmental structure holding institution to realise schooling in the public domain.

Discerning the Personal Realm from the Educational Sytem

In order to acknowledge, respect and protect the personal learning process it can be discerned from the educational system.

Unlike learning, education does not happen naturally while schooling requires structures, intentional planning and systematization because it does not happen naturally or spontaneously (Futures of Education, 2021).    

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