The Purpose of Education in 2022: Try the Agile Classroom | Jessica Cavallaro | 7 Min Read

July 12, 2022

Let’s all take a moment to pause in the middle of the whirlwind that is education. 

One year ends and we immediately start looking toward next year. Our brains are always racing to find ways for better engagement, high levels of learning, and efficiency. We never get to pause, take a deep breath, and let our minds sit on the purpose of this ever-accelerating cycle of education. 

Together, let’s ponder: What is the purpose of education in 2022?

The Foundation of Education

Our current education system was designed after the last industrial revolution. The general public was largely uneducated, unable to read and knowledge was in short supply. If you wanted to learn about the world, your history, math skills, and the scientific method someone needed to take that information and present it to you. 

With knowledge stuffed into books, which were not readily available to most, these lessons needed to be memorized to hold on to forever. Looking that information up was not easy and most did not have the time. Knowledge needed to be memorized to later be applied. The time in school was short and therefore the pacing of the curriculum needed to…

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Jessica Cavallaro

Jessica Cavallaro is the co-founder of The Agile Mind, which interweaves Agile frameworks into K-12 education. She is passionate about the benefits of project based learning and creating purposeful education to drive innovation through inquiry. She is an advocate for developing systems that give students agency. Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree at Pace University and Master’s in Education from Mercy College.