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About Great@ Education
GREAT@ education program and the philosophy and context behind it. The main idea is that the current education system is about creating employees so they can go into the workforce and help the 1% get even more prosperous. Although the purpose of education really should be to help people learn how to make smart decisions so that they can all prosper. So, the question becomes “what kind of an education system would satisfy the requirement of helping people make smart decisions and become prosperous”.
In order to make smart decisions, you need two things, you need relevant and timely information, and then, once you have that, which is what we call refined information, you need the skills to be able to process this information to make smart decisions. Smart decisions are those which help you succeed in your objectives. Which is where the computers can come in handy because they can help you process the information faster, with great accuracy and greater objectivity. Which is perhaps why, some of the most successful organizations, particularly, the financial institutions have some of the most sophisticated IT (Information Technology) systems. However these systems do not and (should not) make decision, what they do and should do is to provide the REFINED information people need in order to make smart decisions.
So the success of the organizations once again depends on the ability of the people to make smart decisions, hence the importance of education, and . You need people to be able to process that information to satisfy their particular objectives because the same process which is good for one person may not necessarily be the most effective one for somebody else.
About The Founder
Joseph Khan, has been a HL IB Mathematics and IT teacher for the past 12 years in the international school community, and prior to that he ran an IT consulting company on Wall street for almost 2 decades and prior to that taught High school Mathematics in Tehran, Iran and in US at Choate Rosemary hall, a prestigious prep school, where JFK went to school.
Recognizing that Climate Change and the rising gap between the 1% and the 99% are two existential crisis facing humanity and believing that the best way to manage this crisis is through education.
Therefore he has, over the past few years, dedicated himself to providing access to Relevant, Reliable and Readily applicable education to the other 99% through his work as a teacher and now expanded his efforts to larger group through this channel.
He also realizes that while education is an important part of any SOLUTION, as it helps people decide what to do, they also sometimes need help and support in implementing these decisions, he has embarked on projectorchard.org, an initiative to facilitate collaboration between people to help each other succeed and prosper.