Hacking education VI: reaching a consensus

Shall I match it?

It takes two decades from the time a change is made in our educational system until its effects are seen because first it has to be transmitted to the teachers, then they have to adapt their methods, then iterate with the student many times before we finally get a glimpse of something.

There have been many educational reforms that do not last because they are not agreed with society. Since the end of the dictatorship, several reforms have been applied, among them the LODE, the LOGSE, the most famous and long-lasting, the LOPEG, the LOCE, which never came into force, and the current LOE. In my opinion, most of them attack the symptoms and not the causes, and the most recent ones ignore the information society and the Internet; however, we will not be able to know if they work or not because reform follows counter-reform in less time than it takes to see if it bears fruit or not. This is great to hide the responsibilities of incompetent politicians, and why not say it, this also conceals corruption.

Today we can no longer narrow down topics with questions and answers as in the past. Estonians studying programming when she was only eight years old; today Almudena de Benito teaches her students how to Chiquitectos to be creative through architecture; today I even went into a couple of preschool classrooms to show five-year-olds what things could be done with an Arduino, some lights, some wires and a board.
Children should be restless, which is why they should not graze in a fenced garden. Hacking education implies that first the hackers (children, teachers, parents, and other actors) have to get into the educational system as a few in order to gradually burst it from the inside.

Hacking education implies that we must reach a consensus on a series of points. I propose these:
1. Recognize education as a strategic factor for the country.
2. Leave education out of party political debates.
3. You guarantee adequate funding for education regardless of the economic situation.
4. Guarantee a standard of educational quality independent of autonomous communities, municipalities and other kingdoms of taifas.
5. Provide individualized education for each child
6. To have tolerance and criteria to value creativity


2 responses to "Hacking education VI: reaching a consensus”

  1. patricia Avatar

    I agree with the points made except for individualized education, since who are we to determine what each one needs? I propose instead a reflective education that allows everyone (teachers, parents and students) to analyze the reality to change those things we do not share.

    1. But someone will have to determine that, won't they?

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