A few days ago, I wrote a post criticizing the way performance is measured at Universities. I dislike exams and I do not think that they emphasize the tools we need in “real life”. Today I read an interesting post by Jeff Jarvis where he too criticizes the educational system. There is a clear lack of creativity and problem-solving he argues.
His suggestion is to do it a bit more like Google is doing it; “Why shouldn’t every university – every school – copy Google’s 20% rule, encouraging and enabling creation and experimentation, every student expected to make a book or an opera or an algorithm or a company.”
Furthermore, I think he really is spot on in this quote; “We must stop looking at education as a product – in which we turn out every student giving the same answer – to a process, in which every student looks for new answers. Life is a beta.”
Oh yes, Life is a beta and at Jeff Jarvis’ blog a few other people have responded and commented, the discussion is going on. I will follow and participate. Will you?