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The child learns by itself a lot of things before they enter school, guided by their interest and curiosity. The system, privileging the social and regulator, represses her questioning glance.
Self-esteem, curiosity or pleasure, the crystallization of their individual plans, the self, building relationships, the power of communication and cooperation is dependent on a family environment based on principles of emotional freedom that will lead then “I can, I am the creator, I imagine and produce. ”
On the contrary, the school encourages the purchase of an average knowledge before the search inside the sleeping genius. Thus, a free pass to respond to outside interests. Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard to create Microsoft. Think for itself makes sense only if the person is able to have their own thoughts (Erich Fromm).
Given the geometric progression of knowledge, the fault lies in running behind the content. If you would provide one billion dollars on the condition of one count, it would be absurd to accept because it would take 63 years (Umberto Ecco). Peter Drucker puts it clearly: the information is not equal to knowing why they are worth the results, ie their application. Quoting Confucius what matters is not that the cat is black or white but whether hunting mice. Do not seek the media, but to develop the strengths of each and that vocation is a dynamic mix of interest and aptitude.
In the system encourages passive reception of information before their critical selection and not be led to think but to repeat “like a parrot” what could be stored on a PC.
In a world where values are in crisis, the socialization of school space should help to train them as they learn and live. The school is not a highway or crossing point where the only thing that matters is how it goes and how it comes out but a path where you enjoy the journey and what it is created. The aim is to achieve happiness as a station that is up but as the way to go. This means that schools should educate for life teaching them to be, do, learn and live together and will disappear if it becomes a simple processing technology or daycare. Its function will be participating citizens, in solidarity, with knowledge and skills for the advancement of science and becomes a common good.
Children always inquire why all things and to break their toys to meet them. This instinct is the oldest and richer with each question and each response. The school is the map, the reality is the territory. So there’s no room for the encyclopedic. It is so important to know how to manage it using the methodology of projects not learn in school.
The school, the need for continuous updating, and not just for the kids. Therefore, the occupation of the adult will become increasingly globalized world child when a limit you can create. Youth will not match well with a chronological age but with an attitude to life. The intellectual curiosity to keep intact, their hopes and optimism will be young at any age.