Vol. 24 No. 2 (2021): Anno XXIV, 2-2021
Dossier - Modelli di formazione per il XXI secolo: a partire da Edgar Morin

Connaissance Ignorance Mystère. L’educazione, apprendre à vivre

Pierluigi Malavasi
Ordinario di Pedagogia generale e sociale - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Published 2021-12-31


  • Education,
  • Knowledge,
  • Ignorance,
  • Mistery

How to Cite

Malavasi, P. (2021). Connaissance Ignorance Mystère. L’educazione, apprendre à vivre. Studi Sulla Formazione/Open Journal of Education, 24(2), 21–30. https://doi.org/10.13128/ssf-13075


For an education to be more open and inclusive, there is a need for places of experimentation and thoughts. This education shall be capable of patient listening, constructive dialogue and mutual understanding. Edgar Morin has given life, through a fruitful reflective work, to a “field” of theoretical confrontation whose complexity includes a considerable attention towards the science of education. Education is marked by a triptych of knowledge, ignorance and mystery, these are both intertwined in and emblematic of the community of destiny of all humanity. Education is a yearning, a condition and provides consciousness about Homeland Earth for an authentic human development. A path to learn how to live, facing uncertainties and contradictions.


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