Pedagogy for the Third Millennium

An educational vision has inspired the Paoletti Foundation since it was founded: improving the quality of life through the development of a vision that is global and inter-personal.

Traditionally, pedagogy has been focused on defining the role adults had in the education of children, but this involves a vast number of skills that are linked with other disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, sociology, and more recently, with neuroscience. According to UNESCO, education is a process that continues all life long, and it includes, but is not limited to, schooling or the education of children.

Pedagogy for the Third Millennium (acronym PTM) is the pedagogic method developed by Patrizio Paoletti and applied in many charitable, educational and training projects, both national and international. PTM is an instrument for defining models for education and communication that are efficient and effective, and that can be applied to the worlds of children and adults alike.

The Foundation, working with other bodies and institutions, applies PTM to educational and training programmes in state and private schools, homes for children separated from their families, post-graduate training, life-long learning, and educational projects in developing countries.

The High School of PTM is certified by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research for training and updating the school personnel of Italy’s  primary to high-school levels.


Scientific research has shown that the human mind is able to learn at all ages and, if it is constantly used and stimulated, its ability to learn and change does not change.
This is one of the principles of PTM. ‘Educating oneself in order to educate others’ is therefore the inspiring principle which supports the process of self-education, a fundamental process for every teacher, and of every person.

Excellence is a process of stretching oneself, the search for those conditions which, verified on a daily basis, can make the difference in life: a key factor in the transformation of the educational process into passionate research. To educate oneself in order to educate others, mankind in the third millennium needs to reorganize its knowledge, and cultivate forms of knowledge that supports respectful, ethical and sustainable behavior.