Friday, June 14, 2013

Interesting Thoughts on Education


“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed -- it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.” Ken Robinson

“Learning is not done to you, it is something you choose to do. We need students who can learn how to learn, who can discover how to push themselves and are generous enough and honest enough to engage with the outside world to make those dreams happen.” Seth Godin


1. Curiosity comes first
2. Embrace the mess
3. Practice reflection
"An educator is the cultivator of curiosity and inquiries" Ramsey Musallam

I didn't agree with all their points for instance I disagree with Mr. Godin's opinion that memorization isn't needed. I think it does in certain subjects. That being said, I was inspired and love their perspective in education.



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