The trends of education are constantly changing. There are many ways to learn and the world is full of knowledge. New technologies can help by creating platforms for experimental learning to be used together with traditional methods.
“In my opinion it is vital that we teach our children how to take care of our precious planet Earth. Any cleantech innovation could be used also for educational purposes. I would also recommend the schools to go out into the nature. That is where you learn it and feel it,” says Neste’s marketing specialist Ulla Kotila.
Here are some of the greatest ideas we received from Pre-order the Future audience about the Future of Learning.
1. Everyone is capable
Educate children about disabilities
What if we created a nationwide program that sends inspirational athletes with disabilities to schools, universities and youth camps to give kids a better perspective on disability. Children may sometimes have a hard time understanding disability so this would offer an effective way to tackle the problem.
2. Study the world
Educate children in developed countries
Children in developed countries should be able to travel at a young age to see how tough and challenging it is for children in less developed countries. After the eye-opening experiences there would be a way for the children to help the people they have met through caring, fund raising, corporate money and families who can afford to help. Children would then grow up with a better understanding of the world if they see it and experience it, grow up with less greed and more compassion.
3. Find your own way
A new way of teaching
The school system is often seen to lack room for creative thinkers. While children learn with all five senses they all should be stimulated in teaching. having a system that has no concept of those things leaves many falling through the cracks. While learning is also in contact with emotions children should be encouraged more to find their passion.
4. Innovation on paper
By using bio plastic and solar chargers this small and low cost e-reader type technology would be used to replace school books and all your assignments could be written on it. Returning papers would happen via the cloud. This would allow for schools to use much less paper.
5. Without barriers
A universal language
What if we developed a universal language that can be understood even by those who have never spoken a word of your language. Technological invention that enables us to speak directly to each other without words – just feelings, images and sound. Music and math are two examples where the universal understanding already exists, so why couldn’t there be a third one.