An Introduction to Tute by its Founder and CEO, Sean Gardner
“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child”. George Santayana
Years of research into school effectiveness have shown that most explanations for the difference in student outcomes exist outside of the school. Schools can and do make a significant difference but do not make all or even most of it. They cannot excel alone, and need parents and teachers to be able to engage properly to reinforce and complement the work that has gone on in the classroom.
Modern technology should allow this engagement by bridging the gap between schools and families. Technology should highlight how the effective use of the curriculum can not only help the learning experience to be more fun and engaging for learners, but also assist parents to better engage in their child’s education, to keep up to date about what they are learning and how they are learning it.
After all, the internet has fundamentally revolutionised the way we work, yet so far how has it actually affected the way we learn? We used to have to ‘go to work’, but today we work from anywhere. So why is it that we can still only really learn at school?