"There is a strong discussion in Latvia right now on how to evaluate and fund higher education (university education, bachelor degrees and up) in a fair way that has the best advantage to the societ..."
Today, most educational systems are designed to work from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Students learn facts and figures and tiny fractions of knowledge long before anyone really puts things into a larger context. Could this (partially) explain high drop-out rates?
Wasn't the true strength of the 'Aristotle' way that he made his students think by asking them questions beyond (superficial) knowledge and surpassing a specific subject (like maths)? I like the idea of digital Aristotle, but would prefer it to do what the original did instead of curating / collecting / presenting subject matter...
Layar's co-founder Claire Boonstra enters the debate about education and the paradigm shift that is needed. Nice and passionate recap of what many people, including Sir Ken, have been saying about what's 'wrong' with education as is and of initiatives to improve it already out there. Not very 'new' yet, but with the drive she exhibits... who knows where this might lead!
Starts with the now familiar "the way we organize our education hasn't changed since the industrial revolution", then focuses on the online disruption, but the kicker is in the end. To me that's the real message!!
Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.