Public Education Re-Imagined
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Public Education Re-Imagined

Primary Focuses

Creativity — Creation of New Ideas

  • Conceptual understanding of topics
  • Thought Experiments

Communication skills — Distribution of New Ideas

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing

Stages

Premier Stage (Birth — Puberty) ≈ (0–12)

  • Parents/guardians must be present during a majority of learning
  • Children are exposed to a variety of topics with the hope for them to become interested in one or a few

Defining Stage (Puberty) ≈ (12–16)

  • Students pick a general field of study to get more involved with
  • The parents, although still important, become less of a factor in the student’s education making way for the community as a whole to become the student’s guide.

Cooperative Stage (Puberty — Adulthood) ≈ (16–20)

  • Learning is split between hands-on work with the community (Similar to how modern society today has internships and co-ops) and thought experiments in groups and individually
  • Professional mentors in the topic of the student’s choosing will be pivotal in integrating the students into professional life

Society’s Roles

Education and society are directly related. A complete reconstruction of the public educational system cannot happen without a complete reconstruction of society. The proposed system for teaching the future generations revolves heavily on more interconnected communities. There are no “teachers” or “administrators” because everyone is a teacher and the community as a whole administers the education of their youth. The way society is structured today with its competitive atmosphere and bureaucratic, inhuman nature would make this proposed system virtually impossible.

Creativity

Conceptual Understanding of Topics

A conceptual understanding of topics and subjects of study will be far more emphasized than memorization of arbitrary facts and specific equations. By having students understand concepts rather than facts, individuals would be able to more easily contribute new ideas. One doesn’t necessarily need every fact or equation about a subject to be able to brainstorm about it, one only needs to understand the concept of the subject.

Thought Experiments

To boost student’s creativity, extensive time will be allocated for individual and group thought experiments where students will have the opportunity to come up with new and innovative ideas.

Communication Skills

Humans evolved thousands of years ago with extraordinary communication skills. For the first time in the history of the Earth, information could be shared among individual creatures easily and effectively. Public education must be used to help improve some of human’s greatest assets.

Speaking

  • Public speaking
  • Conversing in Social Environments

Listening

  • Effective Note Taking
  • Comprehending material from public speakers
  • Conversing in Social Environments

Reading

  • Understanding reading material
  • Reading Strategies
  • Speed reading

Writing

  • Conveying information accurately across books or journals
  • Writing letters or messages to individuals
 
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