|The genisis of mass education|
|teachers need to make up their minds|
|Education at a crossroads|
The very youngare born with innate abilities, are equipped with the means to learn, and with the capability to learn off others. They are true scientists but, according to Daniel Pink in his book Drive this innate ‘default mode’ is unfortunately soon flipped by formal school experiences where students soon learn they are no longer in control their own learning. And there lies the genesis of the ‘achievement tail’.
Who exactly does the Minister rely on for educational advice?
It will be shame if we are led ‘Back to the Future’ by our current Minister and her technocrats - educating children for a world young learners have already left behind.
We need to escape from this ‘no mans land’. We are at a crossroad. We need to take Sir KenRobinson’s advice and develop an education that engages and amplifies student’s talents and passions.