10 Conversation Starters – Education

Scenario #1

You have been chosen to devise a new course for the country’s school curriculum. What course would you devise for five to seven year olds?

Scenario #2

There needs to be more fun and laughter in schools! What could teachers do to bring more fun into the learning environment?

Scenario #3

You have been chosen to devise a new course for the country’s school curriculum. What course would you devise for eight to twelve year olds?

Scenario #4

The education system needs a revamp. Children don’t need to be in the same building five days a week, spending a lot of time sitting at desks, listening to a teacher and learning about subjects that don’t always relate to life outside of school. This is my proposal for a completely different type of education system …

Question #5

Instead of children of the same age being taught together, what are the benefits of having younger children sharing ideas with older children, and older children teaching younger children some of the time?

Scenario #6

You have been chosen to devise a new course for the country’s school curriculum. What course would you devise for thirteen to sixteen year olds?

Scenario #7

If you had a teenage son or daughter and spent a day at their school taking part in all their dasses, would you cope with the coursework?

Scenario #8

If some children want to leave school before the official school leaving age because they have—genuinely—more important things to do with their life, should they be allowed to leave?

Scenario #9

What would happen if there were no chairs in classrooms?

Scenario #10

Would it help if teachers came dressed in fancy dress costume from time to time?

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