Reimaging Education - Deepstash

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Reimaging Education

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Children are born with an instinctive knowledge that their survival and wellbeing depend on their ability to connect with and learn from other people. As soon as they can communicate, they will inquire about their world, for the connection and information. 

Language enables children to learn. The ability to use language help social interactions. Because of the Internet, much of the world is at our fingertips, and self-directed learners will naturally seek new information, connection or opportunities.

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How to avoid the instructional fallacy

One possibility is to shift from education to exploration. Explore (explorare in Latin) means to investigate, search out, examine, explore.

Exploring will result in learning. Students may learn "the basics" in the course of their explorations, such as arithmetic while baking or reading while gaming. Learning will take place when the whole person is engaged and interested.

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Our schools were designed to produce 19th-century factory workers - workers who would sit quietly at their benches all day, working identically, producing identical products.

Schools teach skills that are redundant and counter-productive. Teachers are leaving, their careers destroyed by overwork and a spirit-crushing administration of standardisation and testing. The less autonomy they have, the more the failures of the system are blamed on them.

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