Disrupting education feedback
- By Richard Branson -
- Aug 01, 2012
Last week I challenged the current education model and asked you what ideas you have to bring great education to everyone.
The response was fantastic, with a lot of you agreeing that the internet has a profound impact on learning and will do so even more in the years to come.
From augmented reality in physics and chemistry lessons to digital textbooks in order to save students money (thanks @sasav66 and @SioLohrasb) – it seems that a disruption in education needs to take place in order to keep up with today’s modern environment.
A few of you also stated that teaching and encouraging both creativity and emotional intelligence shouldn’t be shunned either. Olusola Adeola (@SolaAdeola) rightly pointed via Twitter that we need “an education system where creativity and collaboration are part of core curriculum, equal to maths and sciences”.
On Google + Alex Navarro stated that “online education should be free for all who want to learn” and Grezegorz Lewinski agreed, with his opinion that we should make available “online schools with different topics for every age range”.
I also agree with Trefor (@Tref4) who rightly noted that “educating politicians that education is a countries greatest asset maybe a start”. Education isn’t just about going to school, it is about learning the skills for life and business too.
Daniel Chucky Raggatt suggested through Facebook that we entwine subjects so that each lesson involves another subject matter, a really interesting and enlightening theory. Johan Dejonghe’s hit the nail on the head in his Facebook comment however, when he wrote: “The first lesson is believe in yourself”.
Thanks also to @amplifytrading @cashmanmichelle @ap60205 @chriscmitchell @DJYummy and @DienChin for your great suggestions and everyone else who got involved. Let's keep the debate going!
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group