“Dare to dream the impossible. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”
ZANE’S EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY
Arguably every business operating in education and online learning should develop, establish and base their business operations on their own individual education philosophy. It is that education philosophy that helps provide the motivation and committment to succeed and achieve the goals they have set themselves.their own education philosophy.
At Zane we have the education philosophy and belief that each child is an individual with their own natural skills and talents, and that those skills and talents should be identified as an important part of their education. Our education philosphy also believes that by encouraging the development of those skills and talents, we play an important part in enabling each young person to achieve their greatest individual potential.
Our education philosophy also recognises that the education of our children is as much the responsibility of the parent, as it is the teacher in the classroom. Academic knowledge learned in the classroom must be developed upon a foundation of the social emotional and life skills and values encouraged by parents, if future generations of students are to lead happy, fulfilled and rewarding adult lives.
Zane recognises the importance of understanding that each child and student is an individual and should be educated as such. Our education philosophy leads us to believe that if we are to achieve that goal, then we can no longer rely on a 250 year old system of education that attempts to mass-produce learning. If we intend to truly innovate education in the 21st Century, this is where we must begin.
The needs and requirements of the 21st Century have well outgrown a factory-style approach to learning. The value we bring to our children and future generations, will depend on how we can adapt to the learning needs and abilities of the young person today.
As parents, we share a desire to see our children become successful, however that outcome is largely determined by how we each measure success, and what we consider success to be. As our childrens primary and most important role models, we have an enormous responsibility.
Calling for change, devoting the resources to enabling that change, envisaging how that change should be shaped and implemented, is the territory of the visionary and the brave. Yet education is one of the most conservative fields. It is a field where few are prepared to take risk, and one where copious research is demanded first to justify any potential change. Zane’s education philosophy prepares us to meet that challenge.
True innovation has never come without some degree of risk. Ex-President Jimmy Carter once stated “Go out on a limb …… for that is where the fruit is”. But change we must for fear that we continue to make so many of the mistakes we have made in the past.