The Education Revolution (Part 12): Peter Senge on the Future of Education

Here is an inspiring video of Peter Senge underscoring the purpose of education.

1. The goal of education is for me to become me;
2. The goal of education to contribute to society.

Some key ideas of this video:

  • Children are connected to the world but become disengaged with education because it offers no connection what-so-ever with the challenges at hand today.
  • When Senge says that we need to wake up and smell the coffee, he is referring to our educational system in the first place, which needs to be re-callibrated with today’s world.
  • Schools need to be about the world kids are going to live in.
  • The high-school of the future is not a building but a launchpad.
  • The know -how to do it already exists.
  • Now is the time to tap into the know-how to scale it.

Back-ground music of Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A Changin’ would have been appropriate.