The Four Pillars of Learning
Learning: The treasure within (1996), or the Report of the Delors Commission on Education for the 21st Century, is based on a vision of four pillars of learning to know, to do, to be and to live together. Much like the Faure Report Learning To Be (1972), the Delors Report has been widely recognized as a key reference for thinking on education.
Learning: The treasure within
The Delors Report proposed a holistic and integrated vision of education based on the paradigms of lifelong learning, and the four pillars of learning to be, to know, to do, and to live together. Building on the earlier vision of the 1972 Faure report (see below), the Delors Report further developed the thinking taking into account the societal changes that had occurred over the last quarter of the 20th century.
Learning to Be: The world of education today and tomorrow
The Faure Report builds on the two key ideas of lifelong education and the learning society. It claims that “learning is a process that lasts a lifetime, both in its duration and its diversity”. While lifelong education is considered to be the cornerstone of educational policies, the learning society is seen as a strategy aimed at committing society as a whole to education.
Manuals and Other Resources
Learning Together Throughout our Lives Discussion kit on the report to UNESCO of the International Commission on Education for the 21st Century. (1997)
Composite Learning Index Canadian Council on Learning
European Lifelong Learning Indicators (Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2008)
Country & Regional Perspectives