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Questions tagged [education]

For questions about sharing information across a population, including the media, formal schooling, and government propaganda. Related tags include [society], [social-norms], and [children].

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How can a wealthy and enlightened minority manage to create colonies on Mars and cheapen space mining in a world of mysticism?

Key setting elements and questions: In this scenario, A large majority of the population: Supports spending more money on religion than on the space colonization program. They are middle class: ...
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Could university accept a child without any formal education? [closed]

My story revolves about a life of a girl that is profoundly gifted even among a family of profoundly gifted. Her father founded a multi-billion dollar company focused on IT security and cryptography ...
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Why would boarding school be mandatory?

In a society where everyone receives equal education regardless of who they are, why would they all have to go to a boarding school, rather than a public school? This is at no extra cost to the ...
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How to provide health care in a rugged, vast and low populated country?

Background In a far flung land, there exists the country of Coldesia. It is large, around the size of the US state of Alaska. Most of the country is covered with either barren mountain ranges or ...
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How can a magical prodigy train their protégé?

Setting: City similar to the City of London. Oppressive government. People live in fear and merely trudge on in their dull lives. My characters: Part of a cell of a large national resistance group. ...
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How to hide autodidacts in college? [closed]

I'm writing about a US reality tv show, which takes famous autodidacts and sends them to study college in their own respective field. The comedy is to see how they will fair. What would their ...
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Why would a Dystopian government promote education to its citizens, instead of ignorance?

So, there is a dystopian government called the Union of Fascist States. It controls both North and South America, the United Kingdom, and half of Africa. The NAF is the one and only party that ...
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Would an advanced and peaceful alien race have schools? [closed]

I am designing an alien planet which is inhabited by a peaceful advanced race and I was wondering, do aliens have schools or an education system on their planet? If so, what do you think it would be ...
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What valuable survival tools could be scavenged from an average High School?

So, after a nuclear holocaust, the students at Gun Runner High school are all evacuated with all survival kits, and a large amount of chocolate milk. There is no food left, and no lighters from ...
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At what point in time would it have been possible for anyone other than the nobility to attend a university? [closed]

I’ve got this idea for a sort of late medieval/early modern fantasy with a protagonist who’s the first in his family of peasant farmers and rural craftsmen to study hard enough and save up enough ...
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How would nanobots, once digested, make the neural connections in the user's brain that are needed to learn facts?

Due to advances and growth in science, math, history, literature, and other subjects typically taught in schools (K-12), the standard curriculum takes too long to complete, not mentioning post-...
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What would happen if 90% of the population had learning problems [closed]

Lets say a terrorist group developed a prion or something similar that when it was introduced into a human brain caused things to start backfiring and rewiring. They released a large enough quantity ...
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How would schools differ in a world with superhumans? [closed]

How would schools differ from schools of today if people had powers like telekinesis, elemental mimicry or manipulation, enhanced speed or strength, etc? In my story, superhumans have been around for ...
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Would it be viable to have a pre-wired brain rather than one that is soft-wired or hard-wired?

(Edited question to meet concerns) The Problem Can you create synthetic biology that can be installed temporarily in human DNA to give people skills at birth, or are there problems, risks and ...
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In a world with very advanced computer science, how would people be taught sufficient programming skills?

In this world, a few hundred years have gone by since the invention of the first computer and the field of CS has been developed to the point were people are hardly aware hardware exists. Most people ...
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The role of a physical classroom environment in a cyberpunk, futuristic world

Teachers in the future In my story, a hyper-tech city has schools, and teachers, one of which is a prominent character. I can't figure out why, though, such a society would have teachers. This is a ...
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What would be the least traumatic way to introduce resurrected historical humans to 21st Century life? [closed]

Assuming we found some way to resurrect all humans who have ever lived, and that we had the resources to support them all, how could we ease them into modern life with minimal culture shock? This ...
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How to raise children in space? [closed]

How can we raise babies and have them survive/thrive, assuming: They are conceived/gestated/and raised completely by bio/mechanical means in a spaceship/submarine (no contact with the outside world) ...
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How would the educational system of a military magic institute be like? [closed]

We're talking about a late-middle age civilization. Actually magic is a thing in this world (pretty powerful magic). This magic works almost as low reality manipulation using your life force (most of ...
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How would magic education work with wish fulfilment magic?

The system of magic I've settled on for my world is that magic users use magic to change the world around them, somewhat based on the idea of parallel universes. Basically a mage can 'move' (for want ...
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What would be the effects of raising all children with step-parents? [closed]

In a fantasy society with a caste system, children are brought to a temple on a specific date in the year. This happens at the earliest when the child is weaned, but for parents in remote locations ...
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What would be the effects of a system where children of uneducated parents won't be allowed to study? [closed]

In my educational system, there is one simple rule: you can't attain an education level higher than that of your parents. If they have A levels, you get A levels. If they have a high school diploma, ...
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Would a guild of psychologically screened dispute negotiators and leaders work?

The Status Quo Anyone with experience practicing law or dealing with lawyers knows that a significant subset of lawyers are stubborn, difficult to deal with, poor communicators, uncivil, or generally ...
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Drug enhanced education

My WB society's motto is: Education is paramount for the advancement of society. A group of pharmaceutical companies have perfected a drug for children to young adults, ages 6 to 16, that allows for ...
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How many years could you trim from schooling?

Assume you are a secretary of education in a country facing serious labor shortages. The Dear Leader has already ordered a closure of all unnecessary fields, which includes everything beside STEM (...
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How should schemers educate their children?

I'm trying to create a nation that is greedy, opportunistic & obsessed with profits and trade. They are cunning, treacherous schemers that will swindle you despite all the pleasantries and ...
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Most useful knowledge from the 30's to understand current state of computers & networking?

Human-vampire hybrid wakes up from hibernation that started in the late 30's and finds that world has changed. What kind of knowledge from the 30's would be best starting point to learn computers &...
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Effects of future technology on education

Assuming a technology is developed that allows people to either eliminate the need to sleep or study/work subconsciously during their regular sleep cycle, what kind of effect would this have on the ...
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Separation of people into classes based on their intelligence and school performance [closed]

Note: the country is a socialist dystopia. I have thought of the following system which could be a fair solution to the problem of different social classes and the distribution of people between them:...
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Why would a government passively encourage its people to not obtain a formal education?

I have a city in my world, about with about the land area of Singapore and about 1/6 of its population. In my story, my government needs to passively encourage its population to not go to school. By ...
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What to teach at schools in fantasy [closed]

Education is very common issue in fantasy, even if it is not frequently mentioned. Old cooks teach young cooks, old witches may teach young witches. But mostly it is education master-apprentice. ...