Robinson: Why is Education not Educating?

`We are now into the last chapter of Sir Ken Robinson’s book “the Element”. We are no longer focused on what you (as an individual) might do in order to find a more meaningful life. We are  taking a look at the institution that is supposed to help you do it: education.

Ken asks a basic question that we all should be pondering. If matching aptitude and passion is the key to finding meaning in life in what we do, why doesn’t education focus on that? Why is it that the most creative people around often find education to be a bore? And here I refer to folks like Sir Richard Branson and Paul McCarntey.

A starting point for discussing this may be looking at the conflict between promoting two values – conformity and creativity. That is next!


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