The Future of Learning [What must we teach our kids?]
Don’t let school get in the way of your studies [Låt inte skolan komma i vägen för studierna] – Stefan Hyttfors
What he implies is that we learn all our life and some of the most important stuff are not taught in school … yet.
Transforming education [Let’s do it together]
You may just have seen some of Sir Ken Robinson’s TED speeches. If you haven’t you should do it right now. Go on. I’ll be waiting here while you do it.
“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.”
― Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
– You learn by doing.
– You learn when it is fun.
– You learn when you know why and how to use your learnings.
Here in Sweden there have been the Event SETT dagarna with is a Swedish variant of the British BETT. Find all the Swedish blogs from the event here: Bloggers-Corner. And here in Varberg we are going the the Event Skolvåren this summer to witch I am going.
There is an increasing number of teachers and educators that are joining up on events and Social Media to discuss and learn from each other. Why are they doing this? Because the politicians aren’t doing anything. So they are taking matter into there own hands creating events and discussions under hashtags on Twitter.
There is a Swedish Podcast discussing learning called Skolsnack. They sum up BETT the way you should sum up most conferences:
Not: How good was BETT? But: How great did you make BETT?
I think all educators should join small networks where they can discuss and share ideas. Here Google Hangout is an excellent tool to do this on a weekly basis.
New ways [New skills]
“Ideas only work when they travel in Packs and reinforce each other” — Geoff Mulgan – Learning to Innovate
We need new ways to learn skills and we need to learn new skills. We can’t go on and pretend that the future will be like the past. We need to create a whole new sustainable world. And to do that we need teach our young how to live in this new world. So we need to gather up all the ideas we have on how to do this and discuss them and put them together. Let’s do this together.
“Life is a lesson you’ll learn it when your through” — Limp Bizkit