*by Vasco Lopes
We live in a time which requires all professionals to articulate and manage the acquisition of new skills and knowledge in order to meet current demands, both increasingly interrelated and complex. However, our schools of today continue to function based on traditional, industrial era methods and principles with well-defined rules and structures. When large-scale education systems were implemented at the end of the 19th century, everything was planned as if we were all the same and learn in the same way. The educational systems were influenced by the prospering industries of the day and designed based on the typical context of hierarchical organization and contained content of low complexity.