If you were head of global education, what curriculum would you include?

 greenlantern (@greenlantern)5 years, 4 months ago

I’ll go first. Feel free to add/subtract from this list, constructively debate items on my list, or create a list of your own. 

  • Math to the intensity that China teaches it (makes M.I.T. look stupid).
  • Perfect memory (look up Joshua Foer and Ed Cookie)
  • Reading, writing, typing, etc., obviously. Maybe even speed-reading at a certain age. 
  • Languages: the native language of their country, plus at least 2 of the 3 most common languages in the world (whatever they are)
  • Art, but focusing on personal artistic expression.
  • Creativity in all areas, not just art.
  • Self Discipline, how to effectively work independently “Discipline = Freedom” 
  • Meditation, mindfulness training, gratitude training.
  • Business, basic finance, basic marketing, basic entrepreneurial thinking
  • Persuasion, interpersonal skills, communication.
  • Relationships, working in groups
  • Leadership
  • Sciences, basic engineering, basic computer programming
  • Philosophy and the general study of wisdom. Every child will know the works of Seneca the Younger. 
  • Required to visit or witness the 3rd world and witness true suffering relative to what most of them probably consider “suffering”. It would also make a lot more children want to help the world. 
  • History, economics and political science. An emphasis on the idiotic, corrupt and primitive thinking behind wars, genocides, economic/political scandals, etc.

February 15, 2016 at 8:06 pm
Anonymous (1) (@) 5 years, 4 months ago ago

noooo not maths :’)

greenlantern (8) (@greenlantern) 5 years, 4 months ago ago

I would make sure those who teach math are the most engaging and clear teachers on the planet, in order to make students not drudge the subject. In fact that goes for all subjects. I would make it so that teachers had extremely high salaries, like lawyers or doctors. I would make it really competitive to get and maintain a teaching job, teachers would be heavily monitored and reviewed. This would naturally make the average quality of a teacher extremely high, better than anyone you’ve ever seen. 

Anonymous (1) (@) 5 years, 4 months ago ago

I like your ideas, but it would be better to do away with salaries and money altogether in my opinion

greenlantern (8) (@greenlantern) 5 years, 4 months ago ago

Agreed. I hope society eventually reaches a resource-based economy (see “Venus Project”). However, the current generation in power might not allow this to happen, thus educating the current and future generations, and letting the current generation phase out of power, in a decade or two this type of resource-based economy can be implemented. 

Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 5 years, 4 months ago ago

Something physical would be good too, perhaps under the creativity section. At least in America they really need it.

greenlantern (8) (@greenlantern) 5 years, 4 months ago ago

That’s true. I should have added physical education, fitness, health and nutrition

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