Rethinking Education Pt.18: Dullness Against Genius

What is the probability that a randomly selected newborn child will become genius? What is the probability that a randomly selected genius will commit a suicide? Society that minimizes the chances for genius is probably a doomed one. Determinancy and algorithmic behavior are expected of educational system. But when everything is planned there is very [...]


Rethinking Education Pt.16: Test Infected Schools

If you want to loose control over something, automate it. Todays education is following the path of automation. Abundance of computers, ebooks, digital classrooms, tests etc. is good for automation. However I would argue its value for education. It is the question of quality vs. quantity. We prefer quantity. Because it can be calculated, compared, [...]


Rethinking Education Pt.5: Educating Health

There are healthy people in the world, frankly.  Living healthy is the skill. This skill is learnable like any other skill. Why don’t we teach it all over the world? Is it less important than maths, biology or history? In recent years great movement had started to encourage children to live healthy: Team for Kids. [...]


Rethinking Education Pt.2: It Is Not a School, It Is a Factory

Sir Ken Robinson changed the way many smart people think about education, its purpose and its problems, with his books and famous “Do Schools Kill Creativity” talk on TED. What we often have today is not schools – it is factories. The demand for factories replacing schools was voiced some time ago in top billionaire [...]