What if Google and Microsoft developed a curriculum and practice of teaching (pedagogy) our children, that would be interesting, wouldn't it? Given their inside perspective of the future and with the Internet undermining specialist knowledge based jobs. The Google and Microsoft school would surely give the children the essential skills and knowledge they’d need for the 21st Century.
Question: What type of curriculum and teaching practices would Google and Microsoft employ to help our children prepare for their future?
Answer: it would highly probably be very similar to the school Google and Microsoft bosses in Silicon Valley send their children to . . . a school with NO computers!http://waldorfpeninsula.org/about-us/film/
For additional endorsement take a look at http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_changing_education_paradigms by Sir Ken Robinson, at the RSA on the topic of the "Changing education paradigms". The contents of this support the need to change the curriculum and teaching methods to reflect the progression in our technological world and the behavioural changes in generations, X, Y and Z, compared to the Baby Boomers and the Veterans.
International Waldorf Steiner Network of Schools
•UK and Ireland http://www.steinerwaldorf.org/
The New York Times sparked national media coverage with a story on why Silicon Valley parents are turning to Waldorf education. “Preparing for Life” takes viewers inside the Waldorf School of the Peninsula where the focus is on creativity, resilience, innovative thinking, and social and emotional intelligence over rote learning. Entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, weigh-in on what children need to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century in order to find success, purpose, and happiness in their lives.