What is the first thing that comes in your mind while thinking of education? I am sure you must have visualized the books, bags, school, homework and notes. Do all these things really work? Are the students really interested in all these things? Are they enjoying while learning? And the most important thing is that are they really getting educated with these things?? These things should be given a second thought. Kurt Penberg gave it a thought and invented a completely new way of learning and education. He thought that by listening and watching, kids can learn more in comparison to only studying.
Why the current education system is not efficient?
The current education system understands the language of books only. It does not teach students about how to use the knowledge in real world. They educate the students by telling them to learn the lessons but it cannot be fed into the students’ mind forever. Especially when it comes to kids’ education these techniques fails badly. You cannot teach a kid to learn the poems or alphabets or count through books only. You have to feed these things in the kid’s mind.
What did Kurt Penberg suggested to teach the kids?
Kurt Penberg idea of learning was completely different. He believed in understanding the subject and its practical approach. He did an amazing experiment by selling the music CDs. The CDs were not ordinary CDs having songs in it but they were special. Penberg modified the CDs. He used the CDs to teach alphabets, counts and poems to kids. He fed the alphabets and counts, etc. in the CDs and sold them with different names. Names were also very interesting. He didn’t sell those personalized CDs with his name or by any company’s name. Instead he used to name the CDs on kid’s name. It made the CDs even more interesting.
Music CDs was not the only product sold by kurt penberg for enhancing kid’s education. After the success of music CDs which is now very popular he started to sell story books also. Stories are the very important part of everyone’s childhood. When we were young our grandparents and parents used to tell us stories which had some moral education hidden in it. The best part is kid’s even don’t come to know that they are learning. They love stories and Penberg utilized this kind of education system in his products by selling story books. Story books help the kid to develop language skills. Kids can gain knowledge about different cultures and religions and places while having fun reading his favorite story book.
Kurt Penberg’s company is now also selling games. Everyone love games and it develops team spirit, logical thinking and imagination powers. Logical thinking is a very important thing which does not comes with studying. One need to go through similar situations to understand what is right and what is wrong. Games also develop a sense of responsibility in kids. They come to understand the importance of playing together.
Kurt Penberg’s contribution in changing in the education system is admirable. He has enhances the system by applying his efforts and logical thinking. A revolution has been brought which has changed the winds and made the learning process more easy and interesting.