The following gem of a list — variations of which circulated in a number of publications at the back-end of the 1800s — was printed in 1891 in the Taranaki Herald Read on…
Born to learn
As a part of the 21st Century Learning Initiative and drawn from the book Overschooled but Undereducated by John Abbott and Heather MacTaggart, Born to Learn is a repository of animations aimed at bringing awareness to our current global educational crisis (my words). While possibly oversimplified, and not really offering a path to solutions, I could not agree more with many of the core concepts that they set out.
However, what really struck me was that with more and more discourse like this, it is not so much that we as objective mindful beings appreciate a problem, in this case, the failings of current adolescent education, but whether we as people in control of our own destiny and the destiny of others through our influence, will risk changing the status quo.
Watch the other two in the series on their site here.
Well worth reading this extract from a post by Lynda Gratton… Read on…
This just made me wake up right. Props to Natty for the link.