Changing Education Paradigms
This video is eye-opening — a MUST WATCH!
Einstein said, “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” So why then are we trying to enhance the same education model that was designed to maximize society for the industrial age? The problem is the model itself! “Strengthening” the model will only strengthen the problem.
The essence of education is to help individuals be successful in life and to positively contribute to society. How can this be better accomplished than by helping students find their passions and developing their talents for those passions? Dead is the age where we must force upon every student proficiencies across multiple domains, for in less than thirty seconds one can search the internet and gain access to expert knowledge and communicate with those in the know about such subjects, and then that learning will come naturally as it should, through experience solving real world problems via collaboration. I challenge any practitioner reading these words to tell me they learned more by sitting through a lecture than when confronted with a real world case where they solved a problem with the guidance of a caring mentor!
The question then arises, what are the implications for Physician Assistant education? I have some ideas that I will put into a blog post, but first let’s hear some of your ideas. How should medical education be structured so as to maximize learning?