Sunday, March 21, 2010

Why teaching is not like making motorcars. Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson who wrote "The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything" and has give other excellent TED Talks had some things to say CNN (March, 17, 2010). Everything's broken. We're trying to standardize things that can't be standardized. Robinson is interested in people discovering their passion. I have to say that "discovering one's passion" doesn't seem to be the goal of education at all. It seems like it has to do with developing a workforce. It's not even career education or vocational education. Both of those phrases seem to have something to do with making a choice to involve oneself in something that is personally interesting. But these days people seem to be using the phrase "workforce education." Yes, most individuals need job skills and need to be ready to do whatever it takes to support themselves, but it all sounds pretty dreary.

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