Democratic Schools: Can kids set the rules?
Democracies are meant to be for the people, by the people! Are schools meant to be for the children by the children?
Schools were happy to BE! Just Be what they were for centuries in spite of a lot of changes happening around them. Technology has changed our world in more ways than we imagined, the attitudes and behaviors of children have changed in more ways than most adults could comprehend. The need of the world or working spaces has changed like never before. Yet despite all these changes schools were happy to BE. For as long as schools or learning institutions have existed they have been designed to satisfy the needs of a society as the adults at that point in time deemed fit. The idea was always to help nurture young adults who can become contributing members of society and further its cause.
I believe that this approach is being questioned more than ever before as the power to control the school and the classroom is no longer an exclusive domain of the teacher or the management. The forced acceptance of the digital classroom due to the pandemic means that the control is equally in the hands of the student and now more than ever before the parents have a say in the classroom.
Enabling Life -Skills & Student wellbeing Digitally
Parent: The New Admission in Schools
Teachers: Juggling the Online & In-school Challenge
Processes and Technology that made online schooling effective