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The New School: teaching kids about consent, coding and climate

Johanna Kinnock and Maria Jencel ask big questions about the world around them and get an eclectic mix of guests to help find the answers. What didn’t you learn in school that you wish you had? What skills do you hope the class of 2020 is graduating with? The education system is like a super tanker that hasn’t changed direction much ever since attending school first became mandatory around the year 1800.

But at 5 we think that with all the brand new challenges looming on the horizon, it’s time for schools to break out of their tired old ways. For this episode of the 5 Podcast, the 5 editorial staff invent our perfect school, “the new school”, and we speak to some of the fiery teachers trying to get coding, sex ed and climate to the top of the curriculum.

Here’s where to go if you want to know more:

  • Raising a digitally literate generation – Lis Zacho Tedx Talk. Watch here
  • From what if to what next – Rob Hopkins podcast with Karen MacLean from the Green Free School. Listen here
  • Why are Finland’s schools so successful? – Smithsonian Magazine. Read here