The context of Family College
Is it even possible that school education is the more valuable, impactful stage of the formal education system? This is very significant, it would change everything.
- Elementary school is where one can 'learn to learn'
- School is the default institution to secure 'academic-level competence' in the language used for academics
- Primary school is where one can learn math as a language
- Elementary school is where art/music/sport etc. root in
- It's competency-based higher education - apprentice and self-learn
Fortunately, quality of parenting, mostly irrespective of parental socio-economic and educational background, is a far bigger influence on educational outcomes in schools. Commitment is all that matters. There was never a better time to reap best outcomes from committed parenting.
'Learning how to know' versus Knowing
A very interesting phenomenon is unfolding - the 'percentage' of public knowledge of the 'total knowledge' is steadily moving towards 100%! Internet has changed it all. And this has unprecedented implications for each one of us - 'private knowledge' (things best known to self) is very hard to own/create; but private knowledge is what's valuable for professional success.
It's 100% useless in every respect - it's public knowledge and it's very limited and discreet to be useful to learn more.
It's insights and personal experiences that are not 'searchable' over the web, yet it is transferable as resource, process
The skills and knowledge to sift the public knowledge with passion, focus, and application to specific conditions
This is THE challenge in education; GOOD parents will train their children to be learners, as they 'learn to learn' themselves.
How would you act if school education is the most valued formal education?
As ‘Learning how to know’ replaces ‘Knowing’ as THE educational goal, school years take centre stage!
‘Learning how to know’ can’t be taught, it can only be nurtured through personal role-modeling. ONLY YOU, the parent, can make it happen.
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