The Hebrew word for education is Chinuch. Rashi explains that the word is used to describe anything that is being initiated into a life-long designation or process, whether that be a holy implement or a human being.
When one embarks on a process of educating a child it needs to be with the end in mind. Educators and parents need to critically assess if they are empowering their children with the skills and knowledge that will stand them in good stead – for life.
Given the rapid change in the world it is becoming patently clear that education cannot be focused primarily on content. Today, content is readily accessible to people of all ages in volumes which could never have been imagined in years gone by. We are also unsure of what content the students need for a future world of work which remains undefined.
Education today must be focused on developing the skills students need to succeed in uncertain times. Innovation, problem solving, creativity, collaboration and others are the skills at the heart of the new educational landscape. King David Schools have signed a unique Education Transformation Agreement with Microsoft, the first of its kind in South Africa, to partner