Six ingredients for better schools


Recently I came across two things which I felt are very important in our work to make education better. Whether we work within the existing education systems or outside it, I think it’s worth considering these things.

The first four are taken from a quote from an article written by Kaos Pilot principal Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius:

“If we, as a school devoted to leadership and entrepreneurship, can help bestow a sense of self, a sense of skill, a sense of belonging and a sense of direction, much can be obtained.”

In Otto Scharmer’s Stanford University edX MOOC U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self he began by showing the following image:

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If we put these together we end up with the following (self knowledge and sense of self can be combined…):

Six ingredients for better schools:

1. Provide a sense of self

2. Provide a sense of skill

3. Provide a sense of belonging

4. Provide a sense of direction

5. Link the power of entrepreneurship with passion and compassion

6. Take learning out of the classroom

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