Is it not the greatest when you realize an assignment you thought was due is already done?! Without realizing, I wrote two blogs in response to the fifth required blog post. We were asked to write a blog post on one thing we believe should change in higher education. Instead of using ‘Seeds for the Revolution’ Part one or two as my required blog post, I am going to go ahead and write a fresh perspective on what I think will revolution higher education. Growing the Revolution is more of a trilogy finale for my previous blogs on the next revolution, but I hope this idea can begin to germinate.
I truly have lost hope in academia. Every passing day, something else happens that drives me deeper into despair in regards to 90% of the things around me, but this despair has divinely lead me to some heighten and hopeful enlightenments. I truly believe in the future of the younger generation. It is through the children of the world that the future can change. In order for our children to not behave as our parents or our current generation behave, I think K-12 needs to globally revolutionize into a creativity-focused, intrinsically-motivated safe haven. I have posted multiple articles on these qualities and truly stand behind them. Starting in kindergarden, public and private schooling alike needs to be pushing the boundaries of children’s creativity through inactive activities and exploration. Kids need to want to go to school because it is fun, because it is conducive to their circadian cycles, and because of the desire to be part of a community. I think once the primary education system is changed internationally, higher education will naturally follow suit. I commonly have referred to this as a synergistic phenomena, meaning that the changes in primary education combined with the changes we are fighting for as scholars in PFP will make brighten up the future of the world.
As always, I am curious to hear your thoughts? How can the life style of an elementary schooler impact graduate students? Can we change the world through seven year olds?