Wisdom as a Special Value of Pedagogy in the Digital Era
Purpose: The aim of the article is to show selected changes taking place in the modern world, in particular to draw attention to the enormous pace of technological and cultural changes and the anthropocene epoch, i.e., the destruction of the natural environment. In order not to bring about adverse consequences for people, these changes require a new look at education systems and awakening of environmental awareness. Design/Methodology/Approach: The article is a contemporary scientific reflection, it is a critical analysis of selected sources (monographs, journal articles and netographic sources). The method of analysis and criticism of the literature was used, as well as in-depth own reflection. Findings: Pedagogical reflection and a change in economic thinking is necessary - moving to the so-called ecological economy, considering environmental costs, slowdown of growth, departure from pro-market policy, focused only on profit, and in global education - education towards wisdom and spirituality. Practical Implications: The lack of information on the current initiation, the perpetuation of the world's weak epidemics of idiocracy is the gradual destruction of our civilization. Too great changes are required in the education system of the ages and an orientation towards education towards wisdom and spirituality. Such a radical change in programming will also contribute to increasing ontological support. Originality/value: Linking contemporary global threats, including, above all, the enormous destruction of the natural environment, with such axiological categories as wisdom, knowledge, responsibility, control over emotions; indication of a possible way out of the current crisis situation and the tasks of education in this area.