The Learning Renaissance

The State of Education: A Discredited Industrial System

This isn’t a new cartoon of the current state of education. Sir Ken Robinson has used glorious animations to share the same point about the outmoded industrial antecedents of education in the UK and the western world generally.

The system is essentially a quality control model which allows for wastage in the production line.

Despite the fact that a substantial majority do not go there, the whole process is geared up to the needs of the university system and the grades required to access it. We have never in the UK worked out a parity of esteem between the academic and vocational learning and the result is that thousands of children leave the formal education system feeling that they have failed, whatever their experience beyond it.

We cannot allow this situation to continue, not least because we can’t waste so much talent by discarding it along the production process. We need a quality assurance model of learning.

About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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