Came across this today by way of the Guardian (a UK newspaper). In essence it compares today’s education to fast food and how that isn’t the best way forward. One way to fight commodification of education is slow education – best explained by the following video.
These sort of changes don’t happen by accident. They are deliberate and carefully thought out. They involve a lot of planning and effort on behalf of administrators and teachers. But the effort is worth it. In my mind, this sort of education, if done well it is how elementary education should look. It develops students who are independent learners who enjoy learning. A life skill that is not only desirable, but in an ever changing world, necessary, if they are to grow up and lead full and rewarding lives. If you would like to read more about the Slow Education movement then you can follow this link to their website.