We live in the age of experience!
We need to feel in order to “get it”
That is why we need to re-shape the way we teach, we need to re-shape education.
Things have changed exponentially over the years in every field but with education the opposite has happened.
If you were to place a 200 year old doctor in today’s operation room he/she would not be able to even recognize most of the tools. On the other hand, if you did the same thing, get a 200 year old teacher and place in today’s classroom, this person would feel comfortable in that environment.
Pushing information, memorizing and fitting tests standards is not how people learn anymore.
Education now needs to bring experiences, emotions and stories which are like food to our brain. You connect experience with content.
Why do you think games are so popular and by 2020 it is said that our lives will be 80% gamified?
Because they provide experience, story line, emotions and when we learn a process we move into another phase where that process will be modified and then you evolve again to a new level.
Just look at the Pokemon Go craze and see why it is appealing to people of all ages. Virtual little cute creatures can populate a virtual reality environment. You go and discover these creatures like in a treasure hunt, then you help them evolve into other beings. You fight to train them and you join a team which makes you belong. Take into account that this game does not even provide instructions on how to be played. Making mystery part of its lure.
This experience is fulfilling and makes people learn all about the game and its creatures.
Education today needs to be exciting, allowing participation and morph into something else with this participation. It needs to create content around stories and experiences. This is how it is going. This is exciting.
It also need to reach people when they want, how they want and where they want. so the formats cannot be put in a box. They need to blend. In person, virtual, exchanging points of views. Not one expert telling what needs to be done but experts facilitating a process that provides a new experience.
This is true to kids as well with adults seeking to improve their skills.
That is our quest at Curious Mondo. Bring a new type of education while at the same time allowing people everywhere to get access to this exciting way of learning and allowing them access to the expert and access to help guide each course.