ul0032-621eLearningworld News from Scotland

The entrepreneur and philanthropist sir Tom Hunter was interviewed by BBC about improvement of school education with focus on Scotland’s low performance. His conclusion is both vital and universal e.g. one-size-fits-all education do not work anymore (has it ever?), he explains: “Our education system must be dynamic, flexible and fundamentally engaging for our young people – particularly when 20% of those young people are checking out as it is irrelevant to them.” Especially since estimations shows that 65% of young people that is joining primary school today will end up in jobs not yet invented. Hunter also points out the vital role the teacher has in a well-performing educational environment, e.g. to break social barriers. At the same time as he also says that it is still too many dinosaurs within the educational system. The cure is “collaboration, open minds, leadership and a willingness to embrace change.” Source: BBC