Systemic failure nr 9: The problems comes from within, not from the outside

Here’s the ninth systemic failure: The outside world is mainly believed as causing the school’s problems of today (misbehaving and lazy pupils, spoiled parents, the entertainment industry, Internet and technology etc) rather than the design of the education system itself.  Every complex business organisation existing today has been forced to change and adapt. There have…

Systemic failure nr 8: Desicion makers are the ones benefitting from the controlling school rather than the learning school

Here’s the 8th systemic failure: The decision makers have themselves been successful in the “old” school so they see no reason to change it for those who are not benefitting from it.  It’s Machiavellian and the power structure is ancient: It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in…

Systemic failure nr 5: Education must be boring

Here’s the fifth systemic failure: We are suffering from the wrong thinking model, assuming school is hard work and no fun learning.  In the debate about school many refer to that in order to learn “deeply” repetition and hard work is necessary. Life is hard and to be bored is a part of life. …