Looking forward to 30 seconds on the TEDxSydney Stage tomorrow, as part of the Fast Ideas segment. I’ll be talking about education innovation, saying something like…
What would school be like, if we invented it today?
Would school buildings look more like prisons or cottages?
Would we have thirty kids in a class, or ten?
Would problems come out of text books or imaginations?
Would diversity be a challenge, or an opportunity?
Would teachers be trying to control kids, or inspire them?
We take school for granted, but it shouldn’t be that way. We need to create schools that teach the skills kids really need, like critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication.
What would school be like if we invented it today? Well, what’s stopping us?