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The rapid changes and increased complexity of today’s world present new challenges and put new demands on our education system. Over the years educational models have changed in step with society, adapting to the circumstances and needs of each era. As is only logical, the educational reality today is nothing like that centuries ago. There has been generally a growing awareness of the necessity to change and improve the preparation of students for productive functioning in the continually changing and highly demanding environment.

1. Changing Education Paradigms

Once again, let’s watch what Sir Ken Robinson have to say about the Education system. He lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools’ dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD.

2. A Brief History of Education
Peter Gray believes that to understand schools we must view them in historical perspective.

3. What’s Education For?
A short animation explains the role of education and why the greatest problem of the modern education system is that it doesn’t focus on systematically preparing students for many aspects of the real challenge out there: Life itself.

4. The evolution of educational systems through history
A more pragmatic approach to the theme, explaining the evolution in three major periods: Greece and Rome, 18th Century and The present day.

5. The Evolution of Education
Take a look at this interesting presentation from Arthur Levine where he states that higher education succeeds best when it has one foot in the library, our heritage, and one foot in the street — the realities of the world are in which we live.

6. Twenty Years of Evolution That Have Transformed Education
Christina Gómez shows us a timelapse of the role of technology in education.

7. Education is the kindling of a flame: How to reinvent the 21st-century university
Otto Scharmer explains in his article at HUFFPOST why he believes that “the purpose of the 21st-century education and university is to help us develop what matters most: vertical literacy—the capacity to sense and actualize our highest future possibility in the face of disruption”.
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