One hundred and fifty years ago the world changed. At that time people left their farms and started working in factories. When children of that erran in tatters on the streets, our cultural ancestors asked:
How do we prepare our children for this new world, the world they will inherit?
This translates to, “How do we prepare them to work in factories?” And in response, “modern” school was born. In this school children sit in rows, act correctly, respond to bells and raise their hands to ask to be allowed to change assignments. This school building has become ubiquitous and since then until now people have been educated in this way.
In the 21st century the world has changed again, and as before children ran on the streets. These are still early days, but not enough people ask:
How do we prepare our children for the world they will inherit?
As the ostrich saying goes, many people put their heads on the sand and say, “What’s wrong with these kids?” “Where have our youth’s moral values gone?” “We need to be tighter!” Because it is hard working at the factory age, just as creativity is what will succeed in the world our children will inherit today.
This article is intended to do more than just ask the question, “How do we prepare our children for the world they will inherit?” It is also intended to direct the discussion in several clearer directions.
First, there will not be one, “The Future of Education” and we should stop using that phrase because it limits us. Instead, we will see many Future developing. It is clear that every system as complex as education needs to grow and change across various networks of possibilities, with each subgroup, community or nation creating its own type … Continue reading >>>