The topical theme of the meeting gathered over 70 people – teachers and parents. Shalva Amonashvili spoke about the main ideas and principles of the humanitarian approach to children’s education and about his path in life as a teacher.
Humanitarian pedagogy is based primarily on recognizing a child’s spiritual essence. The root of the word “education” in the Russian language means “image”, the image of the Creator in a person. Humanitarian pedagogy sees its task in opening this Image in a child. Thus the role of a teacher becomes paramount, as it is beside a wise grown-up able to see the child as he could and should be an integral harmonic person develops.