Should school remain a sanctuary of scholastic knowledge?
Can students and teachers be friends?
Can tutoring become spontaneous and natural between students?
How can we make school a place of life?
Published on July 4, 2021
At Gustav Adolf School (Tallinn, Estonia) the pupils, once their classes were over, can extend their day by lingering in the grounds. Now, until 8 p.m. they can play Lego, chess, do their homework or take music lessons.
Think of how connected your kids are. How often they return to devices that link them to unpredictable online networks whose influence may cause you as much anxiety as they experience stimulation and engagement. But what if the connectedness were harnessed directly by the state to fulfill the right to education?
The Internet has become an essential tool in our everyday lives. Like it or not, it plays a vital role in the development of children, whether it be for communication, education or recreation. Framing itself as a leading ‘e-society’ in Europe, Estonia offers favorable conditions for pupils to study at school and at home with digital technology. 98% of Estonian schools like Kolga School in Harju county have broadband – and middle school students typically have access to a computer during their day.