A little history
Firstly, it’s important to understand the background to the current education system.
The basis of the current education system was conceived and designed in the intellectual culture of the Enlightenment and started to become formalised in the 19 Century.
The education model and curriculum were based on academic ability and took on a factory mentality, taking students in batches of age along a conveyor belt with standard tests across a narrow range of subjects as a means of quality assurance to see if they could progress to the next stage. Only a small part of a student’s ability was in focus. This narrow classification led to many people who are highly successful today being considered non-smart at school!
The focus was on standardisation and getting students ready for the world of academia, and not on and preparing individuals for life and diverse world of work – where they could be working for themselves, start-ups, SMEs, multinationals, governments, etc.
After making their way through primary and secondary school, students were told that if they attended university and worked hard they would be guaranteed a job.
The basis of the current education system was developed in the 19 Century; yet it is supposed to educate people so that they can take their place in the economies of the 21st century. It is little wonder why countries around the world are desperate to reform their schools and universities; school leavers and graduates are by no means guaranteed a job after completing their studies, because the current system fails to complete the matching process between young minds and opportunities.
How can max-i-mize help you?
Education is still very important and will continue to be.
We want to help you make the most of your time in education through 3 services that will help you learn and develop key skills, knowledge, behaviours and experience that are demanded by employers, which will help make the leap from education to working life easier.
1. We want to help you to better understand yourself
2. From here we help you put together a career vision, strategy and plan
3. Finally help you develop and gain key personal and business skills and knowledge
We want to help get you in a great starting position and enable you to take control of your education and career.
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