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Rethinking education - 9 ideas.

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  • 1. Rethinking education
  • 2. Idea # 1 What if education is more focused on demand than on supply / curriculum
  • 3. High accountability Initiatives organized and led by students Low accountability High creativity Low creativity
  • 4. You’ve got to let the students run the school. Blair Sheppard
  • 5. Further inspiration
  • 6. Idea # 2 What if education is more personalized than standardized
  • 7. We actually find that our students personalize their education much more than it might seem. They quite selectively access specific content and quite selectively do background readings. Sebastian Thrun
  • 8. Model # 1 The teaching factory Model # 2 The learning environment Education is standardized. Ways of standardizing  Subjects.  Classes.  45-minute time slots. Education is personalized. Ways of personalizing  Choice of what to learn.  Choice of where to learn.  Choice of when to learn. Adapted from Lars Kolind: The Second Cycle, p. 155-156.
  • 9. Study shows that students given one-on-one attention reliably perform two standard deviations better than their peers who stay in a regular classroom.
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  • 11. Idea # 3 What if education is done anytime rather than at a fixed time
  • 12. Further inspiration
  • 13. Idea # 4 What if education is done in any place rather than at a fixed place
  • 14. Places where learning might happen  Where people live,  Where people work, and/or  Where people have a cup of coffee or tea. Adapted from
  • 15. Model # 1 The teaching factory Model # 2 The learning environment There is a fixed place of education. The lecture hall / classroom are the primary physical environments for teaching. Learning takes place in a variety of different environments inside and outside the school building. Adapted from Lars Kolind: The Second Cycle, p. 155-156.
  • 16. Idea # 5 What if teachers ask more questions than talking?
  • 17. Lectures originate from the Middle Ages when only 1 person had a book, and the rest could not read. Richard David Precht Minute 38.
  • 18. Further inspiration
  • 19. Idea # 6 What if students are trusted more than they are controlled?
  • 20. Some problems with standardized testing 1. Tests are timed, so students get nervous. 2. The point with tests is to make no mistakes – not learn from mistakes. 3. The results are neither used by students, nor by teachers.
  • 21. Method A Reproduce knowledge at exams at the end of the year Working intensity Time Method B Create continuously, for example by using digital technologies.
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  • 23. Questions to discover your values
  • 24. Idea # 7 What if students are also teachers?
  • 25. Have kids upload their writing, so that the entire class can read and comment on it. Salman Khan
  • 26. Peer grading works minute 18.
  • 27. Further learning strategies
  • 28. Idea # 8 What if there were few or no grades?
  • 29. Alfie Kohn: The more you reward students for doing something, the more they tend to lose interest
  • 30. Further inspiration
  • 31. Idea # 9 What if there were no degrees or diplomas?
  • 32. We recently hired two people and we didn’t even know what their degrees were, if they even had degrees. We hired them because of the work they did on the computer science platform on Khan Academy. Salman Khan
  • 33. More and more people are being hired on their work samples, on the projects they’ve done, the type of portfolios they’ve developed. Sebastian Thrun
  • 34. Imagine a world where higher education doesn't end with a diploma, but starts at 18 and continues through life, as the world changes around us.
  • 35. Drop all rules and regulations that prevent you from creating tomorrow’s learning environment. Source Kolind, Lars: The Second Cycle, p. 159.
  • 36. Thank you very much to the following people for great inputs Jürg H. Arpagaus. Frank Berger. Raphael Boss. Danny Buerkli. Kathrin Futter. David Gurteen. Lars Kolind. Bodo Maier. Schewa Mandel. Ib Ravn. Mandy Schiefner. Paul Sloane.
  • 37. Thank you for your interest. For further inspiration and personalized services, feel welcome to visit Have a great day.