Despite being well into the 21st century, schooling is still stuck in the 1900s, demanding consistency and conformity. Learning is driven by bells and timetables. School systems want learners to do the same thing, at the same time, in the same way.
If we’re to shift these issues in a child’s school career by 2040, we must transform the schooling system to adapt to the needs of learners and teachers.
- Do Australian children have to spend so many hours at school?
- Do teachers have to spend so many hours face-to-face teaching?
- Does school have to be five days a week?
- Can students have an opt-in day, so they only have to attend school for four days a week?
Check out my case for change for a four-day school week as part of Education 2040: the near future of schools series.