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Constructive education – Critical thinking

Critical thinking is the key to create a better education. The concept of Constructive education has been developed broadly in my blog. It is one of the most important subject that need to be address by our society, if we are searching the create a better future for our children’s. In the end of it, there is two factors that will allow our next generation to bring our society to prosperity – a good socio economic system and personal capacity. Addressing those two subject separately is important and urgent, as I believe our current society is  in a general crisis that put this vision in danger.

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In this post I would like to address what I think lay in the core of any education system that is searching to give the right tool to our current children’s. In the bottom line it is called critical thinking. When speaking with people about my thoughts in the subject, this subject looked obvious to many. Nevertheless, it is not implemented in our current system. As we are evolving to be a technological multi culture society, our capacity to evaluate our source of information and its legitimacy diminish. Moreover, as politic becomes driven by self interest and cooperation’s are aggressively educating us to idol consumerism, the need for critical thinking is more important than ever.

So what are exactly the criteria of critical thinking? In my personal opinion it can be easily define as followed:

  • The capacity to evaluate information based on a self standard.
  • the capacity to not take for granted any information as it is.
  • The capacity to admit ignorance.
  • The capacity to doubt and ask for more information in front of any authority.
  • The capacity to be self aware of one self and its effect on his surroundings.
  • The capacity to get critics from others.
  • The capacity to take responsibility on actions and mistakes.

Some will say that a population of kids with critical thinking will create chaos, as they will ask more questions than what we can answer on. I believe it is exactly the opposite. The fact that we cannot answer on some questions or feel uncomfortable to tackle some issues is one of the main reason our society is in such a degraded stage. Questions as “why the world doesn’t make sense?”, “Why our politician are not serving their people?”, Why are we paying so much tax and getting so little in return?” “Why are we paying tax to cover a national debt created by banks and cooperation’s?” and so on are exactly the question that need to be tackled if we are searching to create prosperity.

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There is something magical about children’s. they want to know more and they dare to ask. It is us that are unwilling to feel uncomfortable in our ignorance that are taking from them the tools they need to build themselves a better future. Many adult people can feel quite uncomfortable facing children’s that are more knowledgeable and capable than themselves. Nevertheless, our shame should not be inflicted on their future.

Critical thinking is the basic of Constructive education. It is the philosophical approach that will create strong foundation and will allow our children’s to flourish. Understanding this principal and its consequences is the guideline that lead me to write and evolve the concept of constructive education. As I mentioned in my previous posts in the subject. Seeds of constructive education start to appear everywhere. It is a positive movement that requires a mass adoption, which will allow it to dictate our new standard. Education is one of the main responsibilities we hold as adult and parents toward our young generation. It is time to stop educating our children’s based on our fears, ignorance and concerns and start establishing an education that is built based on our straight, knowledge and belief in future prosperity.

If we want our children’s to be better than us, we need to show them they can and give them the tools for it. As our awareness becomes global and our communities growth, new opportunities arise. Humanity is standing in a time and place in history that allow us to evolve to places we could never dream of before. It is our next generation that will determine the direction we will decide to walk to. It is our responsibility today to give them the tools to prosper tomorrow.

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Constructive education – Part 8. Fundamental topic in a global society

We need a better education in our growing global society. The purpose of any education system is to create a standard of general knowledge, giving its student access to numerous field allowing the students to understand what they are naturally attracted to and equip them with the best tolls possible to handle the future. For this end, a limited number of topics are chosen, creating the core of the process of education. At the moment, the topics varies between countries around the world based on their local culture and politics. While it is true that local culture is important and relevant, it is important to understand that in a global era information regarding different cultures is as important. Moreover, In A world of connectivity in which knowledge and information is globally shared, a general standard of basic topic given to all student around the world regardless of the location of a specific state is possible and needed.

The argument claiming that education around the world should be different, comes from political motives. Its main purpose is to promote local agenda for the purpose of reinforcing local elites and maintaining ignorance in the general public. To promise an easier integration of the current generation to the emerging global era, the structure of education must combine knowledge related to local states, some general knowledge and some multicultural tools. As we are speaking on an educational period of minimum 12 years, some topics should be presented to the student before the other. There is enough time and resources is the division of the topics if done in the right manner. It is a matter of creating an efficient system in which the general and practical knowledge is passed to the future generation for the sake of their own prosperity and for benefiting the population as a whole.

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in the list presented bellow I wrote down the core topics I believe should exists in any education system around the world that is searching to be constructive:

Languages and mathematics

  • Local language and Grammar
  • Second language and grammar (Language from different origin)
  • One neighbour language and grammar
  • Music (at least one instrument)
  • Mathematics
  • Computing


  • Local History
  • Empire evolution and fall history around the world
  • History by continents
  • History related to the origin of the most important and relevant inventions.

General knowledge

  • Geography
  • Astronomy
  • Local literature
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Cultures around the world

Economy and Government

  • History of politics
  • History of local politics
  • Local government structure
  • The role of banks and their function in the global society.
  • Taxes
  • The history of money and its evolution.
  • Cooperation’s and small businesses
  • Macroeconomy
  • laws

As I mentioned earlier, the structure need to give the young generation a blend of local and global knowledge. This mixture is extremely important, as it allow the young generation to develop a general overview of the reality they are living in, broader than their location. Learning several languages has been proven as beneficial, increasing intellect and developing the capacity of individuals to understand different perspectives. More importantly, the capacity to speak and understand different culture will give the young generation tools allowing them to be flexible in our growing global platform.

The world is evolving and creating a new reality. It is our education system that will determine how well equipped will be the adults of tomorrow. Only by creating a better, broader and multi cultural structure we will manage to adapt and prosper in this new world that is in the middle of it way. Education is all about knowledge and knowledge give to people not only power but also flexibility. Changing the topics of the classes is needed urgently. For our children’s, our society and our future.

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