Did you have fun at school?
Who, as an adult, still enjoys thinking back to his or her time in school and is able to say: “What a wonderful time of my life!”? Hardly anyone. This means that something must be wrong with school the way we experienced it and our children still do, partly even with the same teachers.
Conveying knowledge was Yesterday
Schooling is no longer about conveying knowledge.
- Has conveying knowledge ever made people happier, freer and more self-responsible?
- Isn’t the necessary knowledge, which is constantly growing, freely available via the Internet in multimedia formats?
- Does conveying knowledge in a dominant fashion promote pigeonholing?
- Doesn’t this create pressure to perform that is accompanied by fears, which causes many children to get sick?
- Does this allow for an all-round development of mental, emotional and social competence?
Today it’s about all-round development
It’s about developing social, emotional, mental, creative and intuitive skills—only then will children who are growing up today be able to live up to the challenges they face.
The world no longer needs subjects
Thus far, our school system has produced people that are blindly destroying the basis of their own existence. In several European countries, compulsory schooling was established to produce obeying subjects capable of reading the decrees proclaimed by rulers, such as in Austria. Their goal wasn’t and still isn’t free, creative people who can think independently.
Humanity doesn’t need soldiers in order to survive, it needs independent thinkers and responsible, creative people.
Therefore, we don’t want to adapt existing schooling, but instead, invent a new type of school.