Education is very important for social progress. Whether our civilization will flourish or not is dependent on the quality of education we offer children. As it stands, the education system today has a few obvious flaws. The foremost is the emphasis on competition and grades, which turns students into machines that cram up data before an examination. But such a method is unlikely to produce original and critical thinkers for the future. So, in order to have a bright future for education as well as for society a revision in education methods, curriculum and goals is called for.
One of the ways in which to secure the future of education is to embrace bold and experimental systems of education. The Pragmatist education model that was inspired by philosopher John Dewey is a case in point. In this system there are no grades for individual performance. What matters is creativity, community participation and collective problem-solving. The curriculum is also not . . . Read MoreContinue Reading