Thursday, 6 October 2011

Time to rethink the model of public education

Public Education is a new thing in human history, we have had it only since the Industrial revolution and it was born of the economic need for an educated population to work the economy and also on the back of the Enlightenment.

However the reasoning for state-issued education may have run its useful course, perhaps it is time to rethink how we educate our children, taking into account the pace of development and the speed of information circulation.

I don't think we can continue to create jelly mould kids education that lasts 12 years, we should start looking at customisable and modular education that starts in primary school to allow for different interests and abilities.

Read more about how we can change our education system HERE

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