Kids can Teach Themselves
By Applied Change
Education is increasingly becoming a hot topic for all of us. For our kids, we’re trying to equip them with the skills they will need to exist in a world that it’s impossible for any of us to imagine. Consider how our world has changed in just the past 20 years. And yet our general approach to education has remained relatively unchanged for many generations.
This research explores how kids really learn and challenges some of our perceptions on education. It may give us some clues to how our education systems could adapt towards self learning and increased choice rather than the relatively fixed models we have today.
When the world changes we can hold onto traditions and industry norms longer than we should, forgetting what they were designed to address in the first place. A good test is whether you would set things up that way if you were designing it from scratch today.
Twenty-five years ago, as part of her Golden Jubilee celebrations, Queen Elizabeth addressed Parliament and said “Change is a constant, managing it has become an expanding discipline. The way we embrace it defines our future.”…