Education Alternatives

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Education Alternatives by Mind Map: Education Alternatives

1. 1. My criticism of existing education

1.1. obligatory subjects

1.2. repetative activities for teachers

1.3. abstract and far from real life

1.4. not nesesseraly leads to success

2. 4. Summerhill School

2.1. privare fullboard school in Britain

2.2. democratic

2.2.1. optional attendance

2.2.2. common meetings voting laws trial investigation

2.2.3. social activism court case against the minestry

2.3. fees 180 00 hrn per year

3. 6. Free School

3.1. educational project founded by several activists of student syndicate Direct Action in Kiev, Ukraine

3.2. principles

3.2.1. completely self-orgatized

3.2.2. optional attendance

3.2.3. teacher is equal to a student (sometimes even can't be distinguished)

3.2.4. anyone can teach or learn anything

3.2.5. free of charge

3.2.6. no discrimination

3.3. troubles

3.3.1. You have to take responsibility motivating your teacher and yourself is up to you anouncing, scheduling, planning new courses are up to you building a sustainable study group is also up to you (and your community of course)

3.3.2. narrow auditory

3.3.3. Classes are sometimes "overrun" by experts, flooders, trawlers, offtopers. Just like on the Internet forums!

4. 5. Park School

4.1. private day school in Kiev, Ukraine

4.2. features

4.2.1. Free attendance of all classes.

4.2.2. Active participation of the students in school management

4.2.3. Students of different age are merged in the same studio

4.2.4. Maximum emphasis is on the project- and product-oriented activities. Life-skills learning.

4.2.5. The state diploma (extern school)

4.3. fees 45 000 hrn per year

5. 3. What education do I want anyway?

5.1. ability to work at own pace

5.2. optional attendance

5.3. peer to peer learning

5.4. copy left (opensource)

5.5. problem and project based

5.6. egalitary

5.7. free of charge

5.8. which takes reasonable amount of human and natural resources

6. 2. Changing Paradigms by Ken Robinson

6.1. public education does not keep pace with economy and culture

6.2. job is not guaranteed by education

6.3. designed for different age

6.3.1. epoch of Enlightment

6.3.2. economy of Industrial Revolution

6.4. artificial division of people

6.4.1. academic

6.4.2. non academic

6.5. anaesthetising students instead of waking them up

6.6. schools look like factory lines

6.6.1. ringing bells

6.6.2. separate facilities

6.6.3. putting batches on children (year of studying)

6.6.4. standartisation

6.7. diversity

6.7.1. day or night for studying

6.7.2. different subjects

6.7.3. large groups, small groups or alone

6.7.4. divergent thinking decreases with time penaltised by education system, because there is one answer and it is on the back of the book

6.8. colaboration in classroom is cheating!

7. 7. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

7.1. open for all who have network connection

7.2. less work for the organizer

7.2.1. a ready public event

7.2.2. a ready forum and social network

7.2.3. students are united by time limits of the course

7.3. less work for the teacher

7.3.1. watching the same video and doing the same test multiple times witout bothering anybody

7.3.2. Getting answers for FAQ questions on forums

7.3.3. Peer gradimg practice