The Four Elements of Humane Education

To ensure that people have the skills and experiences to be solutionaries for a more just, humane, and healthy world, humane educators help others:

1. Acquire knowledge by preparing them to be enthusiastic and effective researchers who are able to obtain accurate information about interconnected local and global challenges and discern facts from opinion and conjecture.

2. Think deeply by developing their critical, systems, strategic, and creative thinking skills.

3. Make compassionate and responsible choices by fostering wonder and appreciation for the natural world; empathy for people and animals; and commitment to doing the most good and least harm.

4. Focus on solutions by providing opportunities to collaboratively engage in problem-solving; implement ideas; and assess and improve upon them.