Education

ML55: Ed Fidoe on Building a School from Scratch, Learning 21st Century Skills and Reinventing Education

Learn about the core skills needed for the 21st century and how to develop them, the challenges of reinventing education and the effective use of technology in classrooms.
Nasos Papadopoulos

Ed Fidoe is one of the founders of School 21, an innovative new school in Stratford, East London that's reinventing education by preparing its students, aged 4-18, for the 21st Century.

For so many people, school was characterised by drudgery, rote learning and the stress of exams. But school doesn't have to be that way and there are plenty of people trying to reinvent education for the 21st century.

Ed is one of these people, and along with cofounders Peter Hyman and Oli de Botton, he built a school from scratch that aimed to rebalance head (academic success), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving and making a difference). 


In this conversation we discuss a range of topics including:

- The core skills needed for the 21st century and how to develop them
- The process of reinventing education and the challenges ahead
- The effective and balanced use of technology in classrooms

So whether you're a parent thinking about how to manage your children's eduction or are just curious about innovation in education, this episode will give you a series of fascinating insights from an insider's perspective.

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Resources

▶️ How School 21 Educates the Whole Child

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🖥 School 21's Six Attributes for Success the 21st Century 

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