Author archives: Bernardo

Don’t be an education Dinosaur by Bernardo Moya

Einstein didn’t excel as a student. Far from it. Teachers thought he was lazy, and he failed the non-science subjects he was taught. He was fortunate to have a spark for science ignited by an uncle who recognised and responded to young Albert’s curiosity. I’ve seen variations on that story time and time again during my career. People who’ve succeeded at their careers, become rich and well known for what […]

A new approach to education by Bernardo Moya

If you do a bit of research, you’ll find the education system was designed to create obedient soldiers to do the bidding of their commanders. That was the specific reason for the creation of kindergarten in the 19Th century. It’s the 21St century, and we’re living with the consequences of that legacy. Schooling designed to create a passive workforce, in a world where more than ever the ability to understand and deal […]

Mind the avalanche by Bernardo Moya

I came across a report by Institute for Public Policy Research that was brought to my attention by a friend, Ami Shapiro.  In the report they state: ‘Our belief is that deep, radical and urgent transformation is required in higher education as much as it is in school systems. Our fear is that, perhaps as a result of complacency, caution or anxiety, or a combination of all three, the pace of change […]