What should we be explicitly teaching the next generation that we’re not?

I’m curious as to what others wished they had learnt in school and what they think our young people need to learn to cope/thrive in the future. I work as an educator and constantly question the relevance of what I’m teaching. What do we assume (most, some, all?) kids will naturally learn, but in fact they’d all benefit from explicitly being taught?

Asked by:
M Graham

What's more important: answers, or questions? Are the ‘big’ questions - life, the universe, everything - more important than ‘little’ ones? Does a good question provoke debate or laughter, lead to certain answers or create reflective pause? Can it change laws, minds or lives? Are questions the best answers?

The Interrobang – a new festival from the Wheeler Centre – is looking for the best questions in the world.

Ask your questions and vote on others, then join us on 27 – 28 November for a feast of frequently unanswered questions – as we present your most controversial, revealing, funny and insightful ideas to a 25-strong Brains Trust of the world’s most inquisitive thinkers.

So pose your burning questions. We’ll build this festival on your curiosity, so brace yourself – and wonder hard.