Here are seven transformative elements:
- Balanced voices from all stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, institutions)
- Open content blended with published content
- Flexibility and increased use of mobile technologies.
- The role of a teacher resembles more that of a museum curator
When this model is applied in education, we are able to bring more engaged citizens, we have better perspectives of the need for the political class to be in touch with the people they represent, we aim to minimize the declining popular trust in government institutions, we aspire to ensure that society’s avoids to have marginalized and forgotten voters.
The seismic nature of the Brexit and Trump victories should not be underestimated. Some have even questioned whether ordinary people should be trusted to make decisions about important matters.
Is there a relationship with the fact that Scandinavian countries score the highest on the *Democratic Index?
*As per the Economist: https://www.eiu.com/public/topical_report.aspx?campaignid=DemocracyIndex2016
Education needs to learn its lesson: it all starts in school.
When you ensure that every lesson connects and values every culture, every religion, every preference.
That gender equality and collaboration is embedded on every task, that a consciousness for the environment is present at every learning path, and that the projects are connected with the need to build a more inclusive human race that recognizes all available talent in the World.
In part two we’ll look at EdTech and Reflect on New Democractic Challenges.