The Third Millenium Education is a collection of thoughts and inspirations of stakeholders within education.A podcast exploring state mandated education, its relevance, impact and how it can best meet the needs of third millennium learners, employers and the country.Whether you are a parent, training to be a teacher, a policymaker, an academic, an education innovator or someone working in edtech there will be something for you.This podcast is hosted by Zenna Hopson.www.ZennaHopson.com
Mark Rogers, Executive Director at Collaborate CIC and Zarah Printer, Board member for Care Leaders Covenant Advisory Board
Welcome to another episode of Third Millennium Education. This week we are so excited to have a special episode consisting of two guests, Mark Rogers and Zarah Printer. We are going to hear from their view on the current education system, and the importance of supportive educators and caregivers in their lives, and how they benefited from it.
“One of the main things that I hear from young people over and over again, we actually want to be heard.”
“Love should never leave. Represent the fact that when your childhood and your adolescence is disrupted, it doesn't mean that you don't need what every child needs, which is somebody to love you and care for you and to never stop doing those things.”
“Caregivers and educators are supposed to be somebody who's rooting for you, supports you, challenges you but never gives up on you. And that's the challenge. And that's what the covenants really are.”
“We need to be empathic in our relationships. And we need to be relationship focused, because the evidence shows that it helps children to be more successful.”
“Two main things need to be focused on, understanding the needs of children that they look after. And tailoring the educational system for this cohort.”
Deborah Eyre, Founder of High Performance Learning
Deborah is Founder and Chair of High Performance Learning. Her career has focused on helping students reach high levels of cognitive performance. She created the High Performance Learning organisation to engineer a system-change in educational thinking so that we start to accept that most people could be high performers and structure schools accordingly.
“It gave me the chance to really begin to understand and do serious research into how the most successful learners think and learn.”
“How do we systematically build brains?”
“Schools that have adopted High Performance Learning, they just can’t envisage going back to any other way of doing it.”
“We need to prepare them for things that are likely to happen. We need to build this kind of disposition, where people feel confident to have a go and unworried if they don’t get it right.”
Hezron Brown, Founder of More Talk More Action
Hezron Brown, Founder & Director of More Talk More Action, Ambassador of The Prince's Trust and Business Owner of Beyond Belief
“Concentrate on the subjects that are important and will benefit you moving forward.”
“Nowadays, teachers are trained to identify the needs and tackle issues met by young people but it is still not put into practice.”
“Teachers could not concentrate on helping the students because of their heavy workload.”
“Caring and believing from educators is vital in one's life.”
“Serious problem with our education system is that young people feel like they're not looked after, or that the education system doesn't care about them.”
“With mentoring, we help build that relationship between the young people, the parents and the school. To ensure young people are getting the best education that they can.”
“Believe, be confident and invest in yourself.”
Hannah Jones, Founder of Connecting Learning
Hannah Jones, founder & director of Connecting Learning talks about how technology can benefit education.
Hannah Jones says “Technology needs to make learning easier, quicker, or better.”
“Learners need to get excited about creating content online and collaborating together.”
“It is important to have fun while learning.”
“Technology needs to make learning easier, quicker, or better.”
“Learners should have the option and the ability to use technology as part of their evidence in learning.”
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Lord Victor Adebowale, Co-Founder & Chairman of Visionable, Chair Social Enterprise UK
This week, we have Lord Victor Adebowale, Co-Founder & Chairman of Visionable and Chair of Social Enterprise UK. We are going to hear from his view on the current education system, and stress how personalised learning can benefit minority youngsters in many ways.
“Firstly, we don't value teaching our teachers enough to give them the inspiration. Secondly, we should think about education, not exams. Lastly, we have to give our kids enough experiences so they can make credible choices about their life now.”
“We ought to be just a bit more expansive. Our education is lazy, thinking that our children will come out of an education system with the ability to manage people or understand the world of work or be creative.”
“If the school hasn't got the time and the resources, kids will act out in other ways. It's logical since children have been forced to go to a place where they feel terrible and their intelligence is not being acknowledged.”
“A lot of the kids in pupil referral units were highly intelligent kids who worked out that the system didn't care about them, so they weren't going to care about the system.”
“Education is important for society because it's the best inoculation against ignorance.”
Kathleen Hamilton, Head of Product at Genius U
Kathleen Hamilton is Head of Product at GeniusU. She talks about her educational experience at Green School, Bali. GeniusU, is an edtech platform transforming education for life long learners.
“At Green School students are not segmented by age, but by what they want to learn and how competent they were at any given subjects.”
“Green School has this openness and this curiosity that didn’t exist in a lot of other schools. That is what turned me into very much believing in activism as a means of making change.”
“Ageism is just a cultural idea. Vertical learning totally got all of us together, there was never a question of, ‘I am more intelligent than this person because I am older’, instead we are open to learning a subject differently, at the same pace at the same time.”
“People that are different from us whether that is in background, nurture, nature or whatever, can teach us more than we can possibly imagine, because everyone has a different worldview.”
“When I tell how brilliant my high school was to other people, they would look at me like I was an alien. They do not think that you could enjoy High School. And that is what hit me first, there is definitely something wrong with the system, if there is a system where students feel like they would not do it again.”
“Learning should feel exciting and inspiring.”
“The more people can engage in active learning, the more people can understand how to think through difficult concepts and how to actually problem solve through a process.”
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