Prepping for the future: Modern education, old problems

Friday, August 2, 2013

I had a teacher in high school who used to reference this quote, “A ‘smart’ person learns from their mistakes without having to make them over and over. An ‘educated’ person, however, learns from the mistakes of others and never has to make them at all.”

It’s a powerful argument for education, no? It speaks to the idea that we are transforming minds, not just informing students. It speaks to the notion that we are changing paradigms and ultimately the paths of our people, for the betterment of society.

But as I have now watched our videos several times, “School of Thought: The Future of Learning,” I have realized that some problems don’t go away as easily as some others. Some problems are not just about cognition or assimilation and they will take more than education to fix.

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