Earlier we discussed Michael Parker’s proposal to abolish business schools and to replace them with “schools for organizing”. Though it is unlikely that business school here on Earth will go out of business anytime soon (pun intended), space settlements will provide a unique opportunity to reinvent BS. Continue reading Rochdale School for Social Enterprise
Education is an important issue in modern society. Hence it is important for policy makers to know what measures will improve the overall effectiveness of the school system. Continue reading School time
One of the most important things to considering when we are going to establish orbital space settlements is how to organize education in a new society. As stated earlier on this site we believe that education has two functions:
- Civic – prepare young people for active citizenship in a democratic society
- Economic – developing relevant and useful skills to earn one’s living
We believe in an evidence-based approach when it comes to education reform. Therefore here some studies that might help future space settlements to design their educational policies.
All school teachers have to deal with unruly students from time to time. It is generally accepted that unwanted behavior should incur some kind of sanctions but opinions differ on what type of punishment is really effective. Earlier we proposed that schools should reward good behaviour. Continue reading School discipline
ScienceDaily reports an interesting study: Preschool teachers ask children too many simple questions. The bottom line is that most questions teachers at kindergarten ask to their pupils are way too simple (i.e. eighty-five percent of the children were able to answer them). Continue reading Simple questions
In this post we want to discuss to studies reported by ScienceDaily on the relation between one’s home environment and performance an behavior at school. Continue reading Home environment and education
Here a video by CBS about a Californian elementary school that does not allow sitting.