The talks about reforming the national education have been going on for many years. The current training system, inherited from the Soviet Union, fundamentally does not suit Russian officials. After the collapse of the USSR, the reformers chose the Western model as a standard, and they are equalizing with which they are destroying the remnants of the Soviet past.
The main idea was voiced by the head of Sberbank, German Gref, who oversees this project:
The entire model of education - from kindergartens to universities - must be changed
At the same time, the changes taking place today in schools and universities are not approved by all Russians. Many resist innovations and consider them harmful. However, what are these reforms aimed at and where are they leading? Let's figure it out together.
The full answer can be obtained by familiarizing yourself with the concept of "Education 2030". By the way, I would like to express my gratitude to Nikita Mikhalkov, who paid great attention to this problem in the issue "Above the Catcher in Lies" of the author's program "BesogonTV".
I will not retell the entire document, I will dwell only on the most important aspects.
1.The whole new architecture of the education system boils down to one thing: the learning process and the people themselves will be controlled by artificial intelligence. Life is presented as a game:
For this, digitalization is introduced to the maximum, learning is reduced to games. Concepts such as "Play is the norm", "Play throughout childhood", "A person playing" as a social norm, etc. are being introduced. It is proclaimed that life and work in virtual-real worlds is also the norm.
2. It turns out that the current education system is ineffective and must be eliminated… At the same time, the terms of "optimization" are indicated:
Not only general education schools and research universities, teachers and textbooks, semester / quarter results and diplomas were recognized as unnecessary and subject to abolition, but the text format itself, as a form of communication, should cease to exist by 2035
As conceived by the reformers books and articles in the education system will no longer be needed… Probably, they will be replaced by bright and funny cartoons, which in a playful way will easily transfer knowledge to students - be it literature, chemistry or materials. It will not be necessary to be able to read either. Now this skill will not be dominant.
Since the text format is no longer relevant, there is no need to learn how to hold a pen and write. All gadgets and processes can be controlled by voice commands. And if you need to save something in the form of letters, the program itself will recognize the speech and correct errors.
In the 2030 concept, this is called "New technologies of sensorography and infographics" - the emergence of a visual language.
3. Artificial intelligence and neuronet are replacing the old traditional learning. Even a child's alphabet will be taught by a computer program in a playful form:
By the way, the domestic "NeuroNet Industry Union" has even prepared a "road map" for the introduction of these technologies into the education system by 2035. Here is a fragment of a neuroeducation plan:
The concept "Education 2030" heralds a cognitive revolution and bio-monitoring (genetic testing) of students is introduced instead of exams… Moreover, it is predicted sale of elite gene sets for children "Children to order".
Bio and nanotechnology turn electronic devices into body parts, and t itselfThe human body becomes the interface for interacting with the digital environment. There are people "hybrids" who will teach through the fast loading of knowledge into an artificial part of the personality.
This is where both virtual mentors and distance learning priority follow:
However, the authors of this concept are aware that they also have opponents. These are primarily teachers, faculty and parents of conservative views. As well as representatives of official confessions and the so-called "superfluous people" - victims of progress.
At the beginning of the article, I wrote that domestic educational reformers in their actions are equal to the West. Indeed, if we look at the documents on the basis of which the concept of "Education 2030" was created, we will see that all sources are foreign.
Friends, I have shared only the most important, in my opinion, theses. For completeness, I recommend that you personally familiarize yourself with this project. There is a lot of information, the document is large - 212 pages. The full version can be found online at the request "Future of Education Global Agenda". I would be glad if you share your opinion.