Today is a special day for me as a blogger. I published my first post on my brand new blog called “Disrupt Education” which is part of the Big Think family.
Needless to say that I feel truly honored to be part of this global platform, connecting people and ideas and that mine will be along those of great thinkers like Dr. Michio Kaku, Erik Klemetti or Dominic Basulto to mention just three of them.
Disrupt Education – Envisioning the Learning Revolution will focus on topics ahead of the curve whilst this blog is coping more with the here and now. Like the tagline suggests it’s about envisioning the education system of the future, both formal and informal.
In my first post, I ask the question why we don’t implement the language learning community model into schools, colleges and universities. Here is an excerpt.
What if classes or entire schools were able to learn each others language via a community based platform similar to the successful start-ups we already have on the market? The principle would be the same: learn the basics through self paced, engaging and fun content. Then, let the students practice with their peers from across the globe, learning Portuguese with a class from Rio de Janeiro, French with a class from Paris, Italian from Rome, and so on and so forth. It sounds as exciting as it actually is. Language would no longer be something abstract whose usefulness might be disguised somewhere in the future due to missing immersion. Instead students would associate language learning with actual people they may even become friends with as well as their country and culture.
You can read the entire post The Power of Communities in Modern Language Learning on Big Think and I would be delighted if you liked the new concept as much as the old one. I’m also sure that you’ll appreciate the one or the other article over at Big Think, there is some great stuff to read.