We worry about our children in school. We think about how school can help our children to learn, and we trust teachers to do their best so that our children can gain the best grades when they leave school. This is what we focus upon. We do not focus upon and most do not know what the real purpose of school is, and so why it processes rather than develops our children.
Every society requires citizens who will comply with its moral guidelines and who are able to work with the level of technology that drives their society. The real purpose of school is purely and solely to meet these two criteria. This is why education is funded by its government, and so the real reason why it exists.
It is upon this basis that teachers are trained, and then conditioned in the efficiency of their job as they present information to their students and assess the performance their students make. By this manner the students of education, from those just entering the infant school to those leaving university, will struggle by their personal opportunities and the disadvantages and distractions they can overcome to succeed in their grades. This is the strategy of education.
Our greatest error in reading this is to assume the world that our children will grow up into will be the same as ours. It will not. Most of us have heard of nanotechnology. When we think of this, we tend to think of machines that use nano parts, such as nano-cables. Very few people outside this highly specialized field have any conception of what nanotechnology is really about. The aim, and it is rapidly becoming a reality, is for nanomachines to construct every item we use and need for our lives. In effect, this means that computerised models controlled by a very advanced level of artificial intelligence will run our world.
This book discusses and explains the probable reality of nanotechnology, and how it may ultimately force dramatic changes in the availability for work and how this could change the social structuring of every country. It is to this world that education must now prepare our children, because such a technology suggests a serious breakdown of all our people infrastructures, with serious consequences to the ways people live in a society. While education today focuses upon children being taught through computer programmes, it walks blindly into the serious social problems they are not now being prepared to handle for the time when they become citizens.
Written for all educationalists and parents, the author introduces a whole new way the school system can work, so that our chidlren can stand a better chance this century, as he presents ideas for
The new school
The new curriculum
A new method of teaching, and
A new way to understand how children learn!
About the Author
At school, Roy did very badly and completely failed all his final examinations. He left school at 17, with no qualifications. However, 3 years later, he went back into education and this time passed the same examinations, but all now with distinction. He went on to marine college and was recognized as the top student, qualifying with near 100% passes in all his examinations. For many years, these differences in his ability puzzled him. Yet, it was only in moving to Denmark that a chance arose for him set aside all other considerations and in reflecting upon his own experiences, try to understand how children learn and how they could be better taught.
To this end, he embarked upon academic studies in genetics, neuro-psychology, bio-chemistry, social anthropology, social and cultural behavioral skills, intellectual, mental, nervous and muscular disorders, principles of learning, the management and teaching of education, the planning and employment of human resource, political science and molecular technology. In the course of which, he studied under Professor Reuven Feuerstein, at his world famous academy for teaching and learning principles in Israel and qualified as a specialist in this methodology. The culmination of these efforts, spanning over 20 years, are represented in the five books he has written about how children learn and how education works.
Roy has been a teacher for over 30 years in Europe and Japan. In the later case, he taught widely from infants to scientists, as well as working as a lecturer in the renowned Ibaraki Medical University for 8 years. Since 1995, he has lectured widely on his theories and findings in Denmark, Sweden, England, Russia, Israel, Italy, Hungary and Japan. He is a qualified teacher in the Feuerstein Cognitive Training System and to the blind. He is a specialist in dyslexia and teacher to children and adults with learning problems. He lectures and has written articles on: Pre-natal Development, Infant and Child Learning, Educational Systems and Procedures, The Importance of Feedback in Learning, The Child, The Teacher and Their Systems, Human Resource in Society and The Effect of Technology on Social and Educational Polices. In 1998, his first book "Can Children Learn Better?" was published by Ungtryk in Denmark. "The Illusion of Education", "The Hidden Secrets of Intelligence", "The Brain Environment Complex' and "Preparing Education to Serve a New World: The Global Citizen" represents nearly half a century of a personal struggle to understand the purpose of the citizen in the society in which they live.
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Table of ContentsTable of Contents
Part One - What Education Has Become
The Planned Inefficiency of Education
1.1 The Machinery of Education
1.2 The Seed of A New Mind Frame
Part Two - A New Age : The Dilemma of Man to Survive by Artificial or Natural Intelligence
A Civilisation Governed by Artificial intelligence
2.1 From Big People to Little Machines
2.2 Our Technological Future
2.3 The Effect of Nanotechnology on the Work Structure
2.4 Society and Nanotechnology
2.5 We All Cherish Our Children's Future
Part Three - The Future: School and Society
A New Citizen for a New Age
3.1 Preparing for a New World
The Need for a New Education
4.1 The Struggle of the Educational Machine
4.2 The Use of the Average in Educational Design
The Role of the Parent
5.1 The Training for Society
5.2 The education of the future parent:
The Role of the Teacher
6.1 Stretching Minds
6.2 A Rise in Student Intelligence
6.3 The Importance of Not Ignoring the Bully
6.4 Mr.Rusty May
Part Four - The Designing of a New Education
The New Curriculum
7.1 The Subject of Cognitive Development
7.2 The Subject of Language
7.3 The Subject of Environmental Science
7.4 The Subject of History
7.5 Natural Health
7.6 The Subject of Physical Education
7.7 The Subject of Anthropology
7.8 The Subject of Parental Skills
The Need for a New Seat of Learning
8.1 The Classroom
8.2 My Experience with Teaching Through Mediation
8.3 The Beauty of Mediation
8.4 The Andersen Attitude Method of Teaching
8.5 The Offer of a New Beginning
Consultation Serves, Workshops &
How to Contact Roy