The basic concepts of evolution state that in order to survive, one must learn to adapt; weather it is in a group of species, a progressing business or the 'learning experience' change is a crucial step towards success and perdurance.
If we look back 20 years from now, we can say with confidence that several things have changed, like: technology, music, architecture, fashion, and so much more. But when we come to think about education, we are faced with confusion. Of course, there have been evident advances in tools that facilitate learning; however, two decades have passed and for the most of it, us students are still sitting at our desks listening to the teacher talk about the same subjects our parents learnt in school.
Having education be a subject of such great importance, it is incredible to say that through the years it has not developed much. The student-teacher relation has stayed the same, even though the individuals and their perspectives are now completely different.
On Wednesday, Mr. Akin showed the class an out-dated promotional video of what once was Colegio Roosevelt; It showed progression of design, change in the buildings, and even the uniforms. As we quietly sat and watched, Mr. Akin said something that got me thinking: " It's funny to see how much physical change Colegio Roosevelt has undergone, however our students are still here learning the same lessons, sitting in the same classes, teacher to students."
In my opinion, learning is advancing at a slow speed. World-wide, numerous innovators and education enthusiasts are doing all they can to jump-start new projects like the Innovation Academy, and it is these projects which are going to make 'the learning experience' move forward.
“The earth has music for those who listen.”