Sunday, October 15, 2017

i realise people like amy  song and audrey and jose can proofcheck in more detail but i believe visiting tsinghua in the next 4 months is critical for anyone concerned with education digital for the poorest because china is doing very different things than western experiment with learning

Hujiang (@HujiangEdTech) | Twitter first hujiang's founder  - he's made a billion as a startup but he says his probono side linksin 2000 rural 10 student schools (thats the size of students in the most rural school)  to live networks of up to 20000 whom he arranges top beijing teachers to moderate- he implies he reaches any rural school that wants to join in

second thousands of best graduates spend a volunteer year living in the villages and specifying what tech is needed next

'third people like jack ma say the next stage is teaching assistant robots will be ai programmed to know more facts than any teacher can- this will change how rural teachers interact with students

fourth people dont understand around 1980 xi jinping stopped school at 8th grade and was sent to an isolated village with a chest of textbooks- in other words he pioneered leaders experiencing what 9th to 12th grade was like in extreme rural before going to tsinghua where he was in the first alumni class of tsinghua being redesigned round what do future public servants need to study- about 12 years later after his first job modernising a rural economy his doctorate was on rural market value chains- and last year he told china that over the next 3 years he expects everyone to help complete the race to end rural poverty

jack ma certainly takes that seriously even though that is lone of 7 different things he takes seriously in his overall mission to end classroom education for anyone who would gain to be an apprentice - almost all coders and artistic performers and last mile health servants need that as do any young people wanting to open space and community build

i am told and amy knows open space facilitators that china welcomes one type of foreign ngo- demonstrate openly what you can help rural people do in a test rural space and explain how it can scale but then let china do it

i am sure that some of the above is over optimistic compared with local realitioes  but with half a billion undeer 30s china needs to trust extreme youth experiments -most elders (whiole family trees) depend on whichever one graduating child is aged 20-30  - its also the case that at least 2 of the most radical education networks in africa- bridges international and maharishi university are designed by american women whose first  years as graduates also invoved teaching in chuiense village schools  about 12 years ago

so together we could improve understanding of all these experiments and help make edutech real
if we put these pieces together now
thanks chris