Manifesto for the future of education
A few Sundays ago, I woke up inspired and sent out a campaign to my prospective students telling them about the lies we’ve been told for too many years about our education. This had a big impact on some, including my friend Jose Lozano, a big influence in the e-learning world, who told me:
“It is the most revolutionary manifesto that has ever been written or in recent years on education. You who have the means, more than me, could order a website to publish this Manifesto and that companies, universities, professionals, etc. They could leave their name written on the web, show how many people support it (more than on Change.org) And before the end of the year, set up an event with the main signatories to make it public visibility, and if it can be in Madrid, before the Congress, better. I support you in this initiative”
Well, dear friend, nothing has been said and done and you have published this manifesto which I hope will transcend IEBS, which does not want to own it, but instead becomes a global movement for the future of education at a key moment for our economy and the digital transition.
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Manifesto for a modern and quality education
- We were told that there are smart people and stupid people, however, we all know that some of those who considered themselves stupid have succeeded in life. We now know that we all have multiple gifts and intelligences and that adaptive and personalized learning is the best way to get the best out of each of us.
- We’ve been told that if you pass an exam you already know how to do something, but no matter how much you spend your life watching videos of the best cyclist in the world and passing the toughest certification to ride a bike, be assured that you will fall. Now we know that exams only serve to show that you have memorized somethingthat you will soon forget, and it is useless.
- We were taught to replicate and memorize formulas and methodologies, in the case of business schools to use the case method, but the pandemic made it clear that the recipes we knew were useless and we had to relearn everything TO DO. . For it It is essential to train the new generations in the attitude that multiplies, as opposed to attitudes that only add up.
- They limit us to a closed learning space and the digital world is like the library of Alexandria, it is full of knowledge. Educational establishments also wanted to preserve knowledge and create distances between apprentices and teachers, while today the teacher can become an apprentice and the apprentice teacher and which must be promoted and not rejected or punished.
- They keep telling us that to learn we have to take classes, watch videos, or read books. And instead of face-to-face classes, they gave us online classes. And that’s not true, of course, we need learning resources!, but you really learn when you ride a bike and not by going to cycling lessons. The reason why we forget what we see and do not practice is called the forgetting curve.
- They stigmatized us saying that error is wrong and a mistake is the beginning of real learning. Because we all fell when we learned to ride a bike and got back up and moved on.
- They keep saying that an entrepreneur is born and not made. And they are right because we are all born with the seed of entrepreneurship, because as children we constantly fall and rise again, only that the education system is responsible for suppressing these skills and there are always people who are in charge of telling you what you are good at and what you are not and I reveal myself, because they told me that I could never undertake.
- They lied to us when they dress up silk training to make you pay way more and yet what you want is to learn. Some want to charge €30,000 or €50,000 for something not worth that and another €500 for a 40 hour documentary filmed on video, but stuffed with neuromarketing resources to take advantage of you and make you think you are like them , it’s called a neural mirror and it happens to all of us who have empathy.
This is why we demand accessible and quality education for all. Because we believe in people and we know that we all have a gift, we just have to work on it to find it.
We invite everyone to join, schools, universities, colleges to complete and polish the manifesto and publish it somewhere independent of the IEBS so that it belongs to the whole sector.
If you want to participate in this initiative or contribute your vision or ideas to improve this manifesto, leave your message in the comments and share it on your social networks or by email. The more we are, the more strength we will have and there is an urgent need for society to change education and envision the future once and for all with everyone’s consensus. Thanks !
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A couple of Sundays ago I got up, inspired, and sent a campaign for future students to tell them about the lies we have experienced in our education.
And the truth is that without knowing it I receive an email from my friend Jose Lozano, a great influencer and influencer of elearning, in which he literally tells me:
“This is the most revolutionary manifesto he has ever written or in recent years on education. You, who have the means, more than me, could order a website to publish this Manifesto and that companies, universities, professionals, etc., could leave their number written on the web, which turns how many people support it (more than in Change .org) And before the end of the year, set up an event with the main ones who have signed to give it public visibility, and if it can be in Madrid, in front of Congress, even better. I support you in this initiative»
Well, nothing, dear friend, said and done and here you have published this manifesto that I hope will transcend the aura of IEBS itself, that it does not want to appropriate it, but that it becomes a global movement for education by the entire educational sector .
The education of the past was designed for a world in which it was enough for you to know everything you were going to need in your life, but today it is no longer valid and that changes everything. Says Sir Ken Robinson and Howard Gartner, fathers of the Educational Revolution.
Manifesto for a Modern and Quality Education
1.-We have been told that there are smart people and fools, however, we all know that some of those who worked fools have succeeded in life. Now knowing that we all have a gift and multiple intelligences and that adaptive and personalized learning is the best way to get the most out of each one of us.
2.-We have been told that if you pass an exam you already know how to do something, but no matter how much you spend your life watching videos of the best cyclist in the world and pass the most difficult certification to ride a bike, rest assured that you will fall. Now we know that exams are worth nothing more than to show that you have memorized something, that you are going to forget it soon, and it is useless.
3.-We have been taught to replicate and memorize formulas and methodologies, in the case of business schools to use the case method, but the pandemic has made it clear that the recipes we knew were useless and we had to relearn how to do it everybody. That is why it is essential to train the new generations in the attitude that multiplies, as opposed to attitudes that only add up.
4.-We are limited to a closed learning space and the digital world is like the library of Alexandria, it is full of knowledge. Educational institutions have also wanted to keep knowledge and create distances between apprentices and teachers, when today the teacher can become an apprentice and the apprentice a teacher and that must be promoted and not rejected or punished.
5.-They keep insisting on telling us that to learn we have to attend classes or watch videos or read books. There are face-to-face classes, our telepresence classes put in. And it is not true, of course we need to have learning resources, but we really learn when we nest on a bicycle and not by going to bike classes. The reason we forget what we see and don’t practice is called the forgetting curve.
6.-We have been stigmatized by saying that mistakes are bad and mistakes are the beginning of true learning. Because we have all fallen when we learned to ride a bike and we have gotten up and moved on.
7.-They keep saying that an entrepreneur is born and not made. And they are right because we are all born with the seed of entrepreneurship because as children we fall down and get up constantly only that the educational system takes care of removing our skills and there are always people who take care of telling you what it is good for and what it is not and I reveal it to me , because they told me that I could never undertake.
8.-They have lied to us when they dress the silk training to charge you much more for it and yet what you want is to learn. Some want to charge €30,000 or €50,000 for something that is impossible to be worth that and another €500 for a 40-hour documentary. recorded on video but full of neuromarketing resources to take advantage of you and make you believe that you are like them, it is called a mirror neuron and it happens to all of us who have empathy.
That is why we demand an accessible, high-quality education for everyone, because we believe in people and we know that we all have a gift, we just have to help you find it, because to learn you have to do things and not see them on a screen, Because no more exams or teachers are needed, teams that collaborate and share and together are needed, because it is no longer worth learning by memorizing and we have to relearn how we learn to survive in a world that we have had to live in, full of free and free knowledge , because we don’t want to be sold more smoke, or deceived into believing that we are going to be millionaires, what we want is honest training that helps us progress in the long term, because the world is an open forum of knowledge and learn and we cannot ignore it, what we have to do is integrate it and teach you how to take advantage of it.
If you want to participate in this initiative, you need to bring your vision or ideas to improve this demo, you will start thinking about it and share the demo with friends. The more we are, the more strength we will have and it is urgent for society to change education and look once and for all at the future with a consensus of all Thank you!
Entrepreneurs lie as much as venture capitalists. With the difference that they usually don’t know they’re lying. We have selected for you the lies that come up frequently. It probably won’t improve employers’ honesty (or yours), but it will let you know when you’re lying and…why not, help you imagine that you’re telling the truth with humility.
In order not to fall into the trap, you can look for counters of each lie and you will find that investors perfectly know the music of lies and this will prevent you from making a fool of yourself by being caught in the act of lying and therefore losing your financial assistance. . .
“Our projections are low”
An entrepreneur’s projections are rarely conservative. If so, they wouldn’t cost a dime. Do you know a single entrepreneur who gets a result corresponding to the most realistic of his projections? Most of the time, an entrepreneur cannot really predict how their products/services will sell. With this random success, the manager is plunged into conjecture: if there are too few sales, the business will not be interesting, and if sales are doing better than expected, this success could be interpreted as delusional by its driver. For these reasons, curiously, let’s say, all projections point to 50 million for the fourth year.
“X (Name of a well-known company) will sign a contract with us next week”
The problem is that the following week the contract is not signed. Not the following week. And of course, the one who made the decision was transferred to another department. Also, tough luck because the CEO got fired; or defying courage, it is possible to invent a natural disaster. The only way to play this card is when the contract is signed, because no investor whose money you want will fall for it.
“Key employees will join us when we find funding”
Generally, when an investor calls his key employees who are none other than the VPs of Microsoft, Oracle, or Sun, interested investors are always surprised that some believe them capable of giving up their comfortable salary at Microsoft to join a company. start up. . If it is true that there are key employees willing to accompany you, make sure that they call the interested investor after the meeting to confirm the truth of your words.
“No one does what we do”
This colossal lie provokes two logical conclusions. For starters, if no one is doing what you’re doing because there’s no market yet. Then you are so bad that you can’t even use Google to know your competition. Generally speaking, if you have a good idea, know that at least five companies are doing the same thing. And if you have a great idea, there are fifteen companies working on it. So avoid lying like that, it will do nothing but hurt you.
“No one else can do what we do”
If there is something worse than the lack of a market and incapacity (yours, in this case), it is arrogance. Maybe no one else can do what you do, but it’s only a matter of time before a first company achieves the same thing and then ten more companies appear in ninety days. You must distinguish yourself, of course, but not in this way!
“Hurry up because other investors are interested. »
You have the art and the way to bring the good news. You are not the only one because at any time in the world, a hundred entrepreneurs in the world make identical comments. Unfortunately, we are the bearers of bad news: the fact that you are reading these lines shows that you are not one of them. Fortunately ?
“Oracle is too big/stupid/slow to be a threat”
While some have a private jet, a huge ship, or fancy chauffeured cars, this time you fly Southwest Airlines out of Oakland and steal free peanuts. There is a reason why some have acquired great abilities and a reason why you only have small abilities. It’s certainly not because these people are fat, dumb, and slow. Competing with Oracle, Microsoft and other big companies is proving to be a very difficult task. At best, the businessmen who tell this lie are naive. If you see bravery in this, investors see stupidity in this.
“We have a team that has proven its worth”
Who and by what criteria(s) judged your team so well? Because one of the members interned at a big box over the summer? Or because the founder worked in Silicon Valley for 2 years? No need to argue, if you and your team have already proven yourself to be an investor by bringing in billions, fear not, you know.
“Patents protect us”
Don’t talk about patents more than once. If you say that word a second time, investors may suspect that your business relies too heavily on it. If you say the word a third time without realizing it, you might as well hold a sign over your head that says “I Suck.” Sure, you have to patent what you do, but ultimately, patents are mainly there to impress your parents. You don’t have the time or money to sue reputable companies for infringing… Don’t ‘cheat’ the ‘patent’, but take the proper steps to do so.
“We only need 1% of a market of x trillion dollars”
This lie raises two problems. First, investors are not interested in a company whose goal is to reach 1% of a market. Second, it’s not as easy as you think to get a 1% market share. Therefore, even if it doesn’t kill, don’t make a fool of yourself trying to fake nonsense. If we can give you some advice, it is better that you show that you are aware of the difficulty of taking a company to success.