What are my thoughts on teaching & education?
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
I think that teaching and education has reached a sad state. We no longer teach, we dump facts. We no longer educate, we expect memorisation. We are no longer taught to think as individuals but to think in a certain way. We are no longer educated, we are brainwashed. We no longer learn to think, we no longer think to learn.
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
Anthony J. D’Angelo
The most important thing that should come come abut after 12 years of formal schooling is the ability to think. Thinking is very much underrated in school now. You are no longer encourage to be creative, and to think outside the box but instead to be a square, follow the line and remember that there is only one way or a certain way to answer a question.
I thank my mum for forcing me into Cosmotots, the place that taught me the way of thought and thinking. They did this through literature, they showed me that a book wasn’t just a story, that you didn’t have to take something at face value. That anything can be deconstructed and analysed, the something ins always not what it seems. Thank you mother and thank you Sir.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Robert M. Hutchins
If we cannot think, if we cannot form out own points and opinion then are we not just robots and clones? Programmed to think a certain way, taught a certain way, taught the same thing.
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
I apologise if I insulted anyone, that was never my intention, I am not saying that all teachers are doing this, I have met many teachers that have actually taught me, teachers who knew what education was supposed to do, but unfortunately there aren’t enough of them. We need to take a page out of the education playbook of the West. The teachers I had when I was at ICPU (International Canadian Pre-Universirty which is the Ontario High School certification) we’re amazing, they encouraged us to think and developed our minds, I have never had so much fun in English or learned so much in an English class, thanks Mr. G.
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
John W. Gardner
Education is the key to personal growth,
Yes knowledge is power, but only if you know how it use it.
Straight from the Heart,