Our education system isn’t providing the skills to navigate the challenges we’re facing as a species right now. Let alone those of the future. After all, that office job is likely part of a wider system responsible for climate change, inequality and more.
There’s a growing list of problems in the world that need solutions. Children and young people will only be up to the task if they can fulfil their potential. Is modern schooling up to it? I’m not convinced. To avoid catastrophe, we need a better way. We need builders, inventors and entrepreneurs.
You’re put on an education treadmill at 4 years old and you might not look around until you get to the end. In my case, 22 years later. It’s a bummer only to realise at the finish line that maybe there was another way.
I’ve seen one alternative that might offer potential. I’ll be exploring that in another post.
To be continued…