What I believe in – Education

I believe education today does not fit the adults of the future. What I mean is that the education system we use today was designed over 100 years ago. The curriculum has changed and the way we teach has changed to a degree, but the system has not been changed very much in the past 100 years.

Here is a video by Prince EA as an example of what I am talking about.


A friend of mine suggested I have a look at the Steiner System of education. It seems he was correct in suggesting this.


Here is what Wikipedia says about his system.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Waldorf education, also known as Steiner education, is based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy. Its pedagogy emphasizes the role of imagination in learning, striving to integrate holistically the intellectual, practical, and artistic development of pupils.

Steiner’s division of child development into three major stages is reflected in the schools’ approach to early childhood education, which focuses on practical, hands-on activities and creative play; to elementary education, which focuses on developing artistic expression and social capacities; and to secondary education, which focuses on developing critical reasoning and empathic understanding. The overarching goal is to develop free, morally responsible, and integrated individuals equipped with a high degree of social competence. Qualitative assessments of student work are integrated into the daily life of the classroom, with quantitative testing playing a minimal role in primary education and standardized testing usually limited to that required for college entry. Individual teachers and schools have a great deal of autonomy in determining curriculum content, teaching methodology and governance.

The philosophy of Steiner education is: Steiner education provides enjoyable and relevant learning through deep engagement and creative endeavour, to develop ethical, capable individuals who can contribute to society with initiative and purpose.

For more information, please read this article from The Conversation.


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