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A widespread, diverse program of education is vital for developing the consciousness of the people and growing together as a community. The education system will not follow traditional schooling techniques, but rather implement a holistic program incorporating knowledge, emotions, psychology, morals and values, collaboration, respect of the environment, and health. We consider education as a lifelong process and hence is not limited only to the children. Both adults and children will be encouraged to undertake self-learning processes and follow their interests and passions. Peer-learning techniques will be used, where all of the students help with the education of others, depending on their own level in a topic, rather than age. It is desired that education will always be fun and a process of passion, hence games and entertainment will be heavily integrated into the system.

These days with increasingly easy access to the internet and free online resources, the way we get an education is rapidly changing. Many top-rated universities are offering their courses online for free (through platforms such as Coursera), and groups such as the Khan Academy are providing educational resources for school and university levels. It is easier than ever to educate ourselves in our field of passion, with the motivation of learning and improving ourselves instead of passing exams or getting a promotion.

 

Suggested links

·         Documentaries and lectures

o   Daphne Koller at TED talking about Coursera (Youtube)

o   John Hunter: Teaching with the World Peace Game, TED (Youtube)

o   Forbidden Education Documentary (Youtube)

·         List of links to free education resources

o   https://www.facebook.com/TheVenusProjectGlobal/posts/674186725978315

o   http://www.pearltrees.com/#/N-f=1_3338990&N-fa=2747143&N-p=25428325&N-play=0&N-s=1_3338990&N-u=1_275938

o   http://www.marcandangel.com/2010/11/15/12-dozen-places-to-self-educate-yourself-online/