The bad news about the education system is that it is highly standardised and oppressive. The good news is that we have the ability to combat the inertia.

In this episode of Meet the Renegades, Graham Brown-Martin talks about his journey questioning the school system through his platform Learning Without Frontiers.

“But if you as a parent are interested and remain interested in remain engaged in your child’s education, that is the biggest factor in terms of their success. “

The education system has refused to change despite technological advances and our changing working environment. The generations in school now are not equipped with the skills to answer the new challenges they will face such as population growth, climate change and antibiotic resistance. This generation needs to be able to make decisions to make the world a better place but astonishingly this is not what they are being taught.

“Education is all based around a factory approach and standardisation.”

This standardisation is not preparing generations for the future and it’s suppressing creative talent. Graham tells us how to survive the system: curation, self-resilience, curiosity and context.

Only by involving a wider audience in the education conversation can wean ourselves off the industrial educational monoculture and create something that is fit for the times in which we live.

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2 thoughts on “Meet the Renegades: Graham Brown-Martin

  1. I started my Uni career in the late ’60’s in the faculty of education. I was interested in literacy and language skills so I was steered into the elementary stream. Flunked out. But the ferment of the 60’s spilled over into the ’70’s and I had caught a glimpse of revolutionary education.

    My own education had involved 23 schools and much of my learning happened at home rather than in the classroom. Was I “deprived” of a good education or did I benefit from being a “Third Culture Kid?”

  2. Creative teachers have been put in straightjackets and original thinking suppressed.
    Many have left the education system. This is a big loss for students who lost the opportunity to unleash their potential, for parents who want the best for their children, and for society that needs citizens able to make good decisions for a better world. In spite of all this, we don’t want to give up hope.

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