The Eight Themes
These interconnected themes provide a platform for the shift from micro to meta-education system thinking. Each theme is a work in progress, with connections to other information, including interviews with people that have valuable perspectives to share.
Theme 1: We Are in a Unique Period of Planetary Change
Never before has human existence on earth required us to see the planet as one interconnected system. Recognizing this fact is at the forefront of meta-education thinking.
Theme 2: Learning vs Education vs Schooling
Learning is a natural state. Education is a system structure. Schooling is the industrial-era education system structure we are most familiar with. Meta-education system thinking promotes learning as a natural state.
Theme 3: School Systems Will Become Increasingly Ineffective
It's not right to expect industrial-era education systems structures to meet the needs of a sustainable world. They were never designed, no intended, to do that.
Theme 4: A New Relational Contract Between Children and Adults
Industrial-era education systems are founded upon structure, authority and compliance. We need education systems that help adults and children to learn together.
Theme 7: The Economy of Education
It is natural to want the best for ourselves and our children. Meta-education system thinking can connect the need for a sustainable world with the livlihood and interests of all people.