Ecology of childhood: the power of enthusiasm - TEDx Vicenza

In his TEDx Talk André Stern announces a new approach to early childhood education based on the trust in our incredible spontaneous dispositions.


André Stern is a musician, music composer, guitar maker, author and journalist.

André Stern never went to school. He is the son of Arno Stern, an educationalist and researcher, whose work is based on the preservation of the spontaneous disposition of the human being.

André Stern has written about his unschooled life, and about his experience as a father, in two best-sellers, available in German, published by Editions Zabert Sandmann: "… Und ich war nie in der Schule", 2009 (now in its 6th edition) and "Mein Vater, mein Freund", 2011, co-written by Arno Stern (see publications). He is also Head of the Institut Arno Stern (Arno Stern Institute).