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Rethinking Education

A group for anyone who wants to help us develop an NTW approach to education.

Members: 136
Latest Activity: Jan 14

Our Manifesto

To act as a catalyst in creating new networks to stimulate debate across arts, education and beyond

To provide a forum to discuss education in a language that encourages fresh and innovative ideas

To develop leaders and advocates from a range of backgrounds, working throughout the whole education system

To focus on creating long-term solutions to the problems of the formal education system

To encourage cross-curricular dialogue to promote the benefits of the arts at all stages of the educational experience

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http://shar.es/131gVNNesta posted this on twitter this morning. It is an article written by Naveen Jain called School's Out For Summer. It was originally posted…Continue

Started by Jain Boon. Last reply by Konstantinos Davris May 31, 2015.

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What if there is a way to take any discussion group to impact the future, involve the group and conversation , by discussion, attitude, interaction be it voice visual impact, more engagement allows…Continue

Started by Gary Morris Feb 27, 2015.

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Comment by Dan Lloyd (Flameholder) on October 9, 2014 at 15:36

Merel's comment intrigues me a lot. My opinion is education in general should be open source, like the way it is in the way we use the internet today. In the last six years I've learned so much about the way the world works through the free flow of information on the internet, the way you educate yourself using it is so intuitive - you get curious about something and you find the answer, it's that simple. It's the antidote to rote learning, which I think drains much more than it inspires.

Ultimately, we just need to educate ourselves when necessary. Do we need to rethink education? We already have education. What I think this subject is alluding to is the problems in traditional education which, once again, are compounded by the thankless task of trying to operate within capitalism. The kind of education that seeks to produce a person to perform a job in the economy (actually an anti-economy) rather than to produce critical free thinkers.

I'm wary of the use of the word leaders too, if someone thinks of themselves as a leader I think the first thing they should be doing is stripping themselves of the title by teaching other people to lead themselves. But not to get into disagreements too much, I think the answer to educational progress while we still have internet freedom is to protect the spirit of its open source educational model. I've seen countless times how it works like a dream, because it enables open cross-communication and when people can really freely talk things out with no time constraints I think the solutions we seek are always found.

Comment by Merel Prescott on October 9, 2014 at 11:45

As a qualified teacher and mother of 3, one of whom I chose to home educate from age 11, I can only say our education system is rotten to the core.  It teaches children to not be able to think for themselves.  I'm really glad you're doing this and would love to have an input :)

 

Comment by Devinda De Silva on October 6, 2014 at 15:07

The manifesto came from our first meeting in September where a group of us got together for an afternoon in NTW HQ. 

There'll be more meetings, but if you have any thoughts feel free to comment.

Comment by Dan Lloyd (Flameholder) on October 6, 2014 at 14:40

Very interesting; is this meant to be discussed on here or is it going to be an event?

 

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