To revolutionize education, it needs to be delivered in a more tailored way to every student. It is nonsensical to expect students to excel and love learning about the things they have no interest in. It is possible to teach by wrapping the learning in the things that each student is passionate about? That would be amazingly effective. Students would become obsessed with learning.
Surely it is possible with the enormous power that tech has provided us, to create inspirational teaching methodologies that can be easily delivered to students across the planet. Now for the first time the plethora of amazing teachers across the globe have access to everyone with a computer and an internet connection. It is ludicrous that we are not leveraging these technologies. Surely the days of sitting in a classroom with the wrong teacher teaching the wrong thing to the wrong student in the wrong way is coming to an end.
Let’s ask learners… “What would you love to learn today?” When they answer we will know what they are passionate about. We can then find a teacher who also is passionate about it to teach them. Compare this to the traditional construct of education. A 15 year old boy sits in a class for 50 minutes being taught mathematics by a teacher who is bored of teaching the same curriculum they have been teaching for the last 10 years to disinterested students. Why is this allowed to happen? We have convinced ourselves it makes economic sense, social sense and even educational sense? When that 15 year old boy leaves that classroom he has moved one more step towards being disenfranchised with the idea of education because his education is happening to him, not for him.
It is an exciting time for education… & change is coming.