Dr. Woodie Flowers: What is the Future of Education?

There is a sobering and a rather dismal fact that is increasingly gaining momentum and acknowledgement…That the education that we received is not in line with the changing world around us, and that the very expensive degrees, for which we made so many sacrifices to attain, were already outdated even before we began the courses in the stipulated curriculum. But as misery loves company, the only glimpse of consolation that we have is the fact that this reality applies to everyone belonging to our generation.

As we enter a world that is changing exponentially, we must pause, introspect and question the mechanisms and principles that we were taught to use in order to formulate thought and our definition of reality. The answer will indefinitely be related to our education system and the lessons we learnt at home.

Our education system requires a major overhaul. But even more importantly, it is our mindset that needs to undergo a transitional shift. In this excellent video, renowned MIT professor Dr. Woodie Flowers, gives us a quick guide as to what is going wrong in our current education system, our way of thinking and what needs to be done in order to fix this.

It is our vicarious liability to change the status quo and become the embodiment of this following quote, if we are to truly liberate ourselves from the shackles of a disdainful structure:

“I suppose it is out of laziness that the world is the same day after day. Today it seemed to want to change. And then anything, anything could happen.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

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