Why we need Education System Re-Engineering?
Our current global education system had been established during the second industrial revolution, in the 19th century, and keep developing it to take the current shape of school and colleges and curriculum…..
In current Education System, we are using the concepts and methodologies imported mainly from the industrial sector which developed mainly during the second industrial revolution; those concepts and methodologies became unusable in the industry today and developed to another level of thinking and mentality which presented the 4th industrial revolution.
So, we need to Re-Engineer the Education System to apply the effective concepts and methodologies working with today industry, with its high flex ability and technology-based work system.
Comparing a modern factory manager office with a school manager office and comparing the work sequences and how they rely on technology for the decision-making process, will reflect the huge gap in development between industry and education system.
Decreasing this gap is the target of Education System Re-Engineering. Because this reduction will lead to a modern Education System lined with the technical global development and digital AI orientation.
Next are some major reasons to understand more why we need Education System Re-Engineering.
To know the efficiency of a system we should look at its output, and by looking at the world economy today we could easily distinguish that the biggest players of the current commercial system like Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Uber, WhatsApp, And lots more.
all those big players came from the creativity and innovation of persons who are assumed to be losers in the current education system
because they dropped off from it on stage or another!!!
“CURRENT EDUCATION SYSTEM IS INEFFECTIVE IN CREATIVITY EVALUATION”
To understand more about current education system resources usage, we can look at the UN reports and info about global education “www.en.unesco.org “which very clearly shows the huge gap between available resource and needed one, not just to build an efficient system, but to keep the current system working!!
Numbers of the required teachers to fulfill the gap in the education system is very large, and we need a huge value of financial resources just to keep the system running and not to develop it.!!
logically it's a waste of resources and power, just to spend all that to keep the system alive while decreasing its effectiveness day by day!!
To close the gap in current education system we need spend huge resources according to UN reports, those numbers could build many world economies if used to build and empower innovation and creativity while eliminating system wastes.
At the same time, it is easily noticed that any conflict in any area will bring new gap in the education system, and need to be refilled again with bigger resources, while this conflict is creating new opportunities and markets for some industry sectors. which will never lead to a global stabilization, or closing the gap in current education system requirements.
“CURRENT EDUCATION SYSTEM IS A BLACK HOLE IN THE GLOBAL COMMERCE, CONSUMING ALL TYPE OF RESOURCES”
EDUCATION SYSTEM RELIABILITY,
The results of searching for current system reliability is negative!! You can’t assume a system is a reliable system if simply the users of the system don’t think so!!
If you look at the current education system from the reliability point of view, it will look like some geographical islands where each island is trusting its output only, and don’t trust others work,
this generates a lot of recertification between the same system components, which lead to more waste in time and resources.
This situation is very familiar when you look at the equivalence process of certifications around the world, where each country is dealing with other education systems as a strange system and needs a revision, while they use life-saving equipment in a hospital, made by another country just because it's according to standard!!
"CURRENT EDUCATION SYSTEM IS UNRELIABLE ON GLOBAL SCALE”
A MASS PRODUCTION CONCEPT,
Current education system developed during the 2nd industrial revolution, since then it passed many tweaking in the curriculums, but the main concept is still the same (One teacher delivers the same information for a group of students).
This concept is same as the mass production concept, where you build a big factory with the one main product and same production process. To accomplish the specification from biggest group of customers and cover the biggest possible geographical area in your factory distribution network according to your factory capacity.
this concept is leading to a limited type of products, where the customer must drop some of his needs because there is no other product and compare that with current education system will result to a system designed to deliver education to the biggest number of students in a geographical area according to the school capacity.
But in the 4th industrial revolution system, you build a small production unit to supply smaller customer groups demand. with more detailed specification and higher customers satisfaction, where product became more flexible to the customer needs.
Education is the product; we need to develop its system, from mass production to a future system lined with the concepts of the 4th industrial revolution, but we can’t do that without re-engineering the main concept of the education system which is:
“DELIVERING ONE CONTENT TO A GROUP OF STUDENTS AT THE SAME LEVEL AND USING SAME METHODS BY ONE TEACHER.”
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That’s what we are looking for in our work for a
"Future Education System"
supply better education with higher quality and according to human groups requirements, to reach a specified education content and skills building system according to personal need, which will lead to an Education System focused on personal abilities and uniqueness, to empowering Innovation and Creativity in each student.