Regeneration is to bring back to life, to add energy instead of subtracting, in both the physical and spiritual sense. Regenerative Education, then, is any learning process that empowers, supports, and nurtures not only the learners, but also the teachers, community, and the earth. 

Modern education tends to be degenerative and extractive. Students lose their individuality, creativity, and autonomy so they can meet the needs of a degenerative and extractive economy.