So this blogging malarkey, where to start. In a previous life I blogged every week about Education & creativity. I’m still passionate about ensuring that our children develop critical thinking, collaboration, creativity & communication skills. Children have always been content creators & I don’t want to see them evolve only into content consumers just because of the fast adoption of technology.
Sir Ken Robinson has a brilliant video on our Education systems, and as an advocate of creativity, he challenges how our school systems are set up. In case you haven’t seen it, enjoy it here.
I believe every child, irrespective of their postcode, family income or first-language has a right to a first-class education which gives them the opportunity to thrive and become socially mobile.
Our local primary & secondary schools should be of a good/outstanding standard that parents don’t need to pay privately to give their child the best education possible. As a governor at my son’s primary school, and working with teachers in the UK for the last 10 years through work, I know well the challenges head teachers & staff face.
Thankfully my son wasn’t taught like a parrot to pass his SATs at our local primary school. But he’s of the generation of children that has grown up with iPads, smartboards, and social media and doesn’t understand why his handwriting needs to be neat (he can almost touch type). Me, I’m a digital immigrant and have been learning the tech as I & it has grown up. I still, despite my tech background, love a bit of paper and some coloured crayons…if only I could get my son off his PS4 to join me!
OK rant over – how about next time I talk about marketing!