Jet Cockpits and The End of Average
The Air Force realized performance results for pilots were improved when they stopped designing for “average” but made jet cockpits adjustable. It’s a story of how a clear and pragmatic change can have big results. Todd Rose, author of “The End of Average,” uses the story to uncover how human potential can be unlocked in the U.S. by considering how schools can be re-designed and updated for the future.
Jet Cockpits and the End of Average animates why powerful social institutions of the future (and present) embrace individuality, excellence, and equal fit for the common good. The Air Force saw fewer accidents and improved performance when they stopped designing based on “average” but made jet cockpits adjustable to fit each individual pilot. It’s a story of how a clear and pragmatic change can have big results.
Jet Cockpits and the End of Average is a 180 production directed by Rob English and Friends at Work.
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- Check-out the Core Practices of EL Education – a resource for all educators.
Tweet it: Just like pilots need many different gauges, flexible cockpits, and co-pilots, we need a flexible dashboard approach to support multiple ways of learning, monitoring and improving. #STEM #FutureforLearning https://futureforlearning.org/end-of-average