The international educational network EDUCAR is constituted by more than 100 educational centers of the Augustinian Recollect Family in America, Europe and Asia: universities; schools of infantile, primary, secondary, baccalaureate education; centers of professional formation and educational initiatives of solidary-social character.
The Augustinian student loves the truth and therefore seeks it from the restlessness and responsible freedom. Humble and receptive but dialoguing and participative, he begins his way in the knowledge of himself to direct his life with transcendent sense.
EDUCAR's main objective is to foster the relationship and collaboration between the educational centers of the Augustinian Recollect family.
They also seek to investigate and spread the principles of Augustinian pedagogy, collaborating with educational centers in the formation of teachers.
The Augustinian educator believes in man and his possibilities, considers himself a mediator and, from a joyful, human and understanding perspective, raises the dialogue that leads the student towards knowledge, towards truth. He bases his mission on the absolute belief that love empowers
The Augustinian Pedagogy is based on an integral process (spiritual, intellectual, moral and of the will) aimed at making emerge and dynamize, through the cognitive force of love, all the latent potentialities in the student.
This pedagogy is not a disinterested process with an end in itself. It is a process that entails a responsibility to life. Hence the breadth of its scope and objectives.
It acts in an intellectual dimension, when it leads to the knowledge of things first and then to the knowledge of God. It acts in a moral dimension, when it directs man towards an exemplary conduct over mere words or intentions. It acts in a dimension of the will by reorienting it, since knowledge is not enough to improve, desire or love God.
The Augustinian pedagogy finds in love the main engine for its development. Love drags and strengthens the activity of knowing and at the same time gives meaning and dynamism to the search that man undertakes: to approach the love of God.
Augustinian pedagogy finds its field of action in the fact that human nature can be perfected and that the soul contains in itself infinite potentialities that can make emerge.
President: Antonio Carrón de la Torre, OAR (Italia)
William Villaflor, OAR (Philippines)
Juan Luis González, OAR (Spain)
Pedro Rivas, OAR (Panama)
Nicolás Caballero, OAR (Brasil)
For any questions about the structure or functioning of the EDUCAR Network, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org