The current education system has a one size fits all approach. We make the assumption that students of the same age group have similar educational needs. Is this the best we can do?
We know that everybody is different. Teachers are asked to differentiate when they plan for lessons. But the differentiation at best divides the class into three categories: the able, the average, and those who are struggling. This division is still not enough to cater for individual students. We have an issue with student to staff ratio. But there are technological solutions to this problem. Khan Academy is one example of how a single coach or teacher can attend to the individual needs of various age groups and abilities using software which generates personalised learning.
The World has inherited the Prussian Model of education whose objective was to produce workers for the agricultural and industrial revolutions. That era is gone. Machines are doing most of the work which was done by humans.
The World is ready to disrupt capital ownership and address inequality of income and of capital. The blockchain is the technology which will fairly reward those who participate in the new economic order.
The blockchain is breaking down physical barriers like banks and schools. The blockchain has applications in every driver of economic growth and development. Each person has the skills to contribute to the economy and their efforts can be rewarded accordingly.
The Dereck Tafuma University will use blockchain technology to provide personalised project based learning. We learn by doing. Each course will be a project which the students must complete and their results will be recorded on a blockchain.