Tuesday, February 4, 2014

What to do if education doesn’t meet the needs of your kids?

Many articles have been written about the industrial age approach to education. This applies to the youngest children up to students in universities. Knowledge-transfer and memorization still seem to be at the core of the curriculum.

So, what should you do as a parent, as a student, who wants to be ready for this new connection age? What should you do when you notice that you are not offered what you really need?

Here are some of these basics, which are mostly missing:
-       Creativity
-       Entrepreneurship
-       Coding/Computer Science
-       Makers of things
-       Sustainability
-       Meditation
-       Healthy food
-       Stress management
-       Self love

Every child must master cognitive empathy, and every teen must be practicing changemaking (empathy, teamwork, new leadership, changemaking).
Bill Drayton, Ashoka

These are essential areas for surviving and thriving in the 21st century.  Would you send your kid to a separate course? Would you teach/coach your children yourself? What will you do?

I am looking forward to your suggestions in the comments.

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