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What is the education system really for?

I just saw this great question from Parker J. Palmer – a wise elder, whose posts I follow:

What would education look like if its purpose were not to create a work force but whole human beings?

What a great question. I’m not an expert in the field, but with a niece and nephew training as teachers, I kinda interested on what the future of eduction might be. During the lockdown we’ve had an opportunity to experiment with different forms of learning – allbeit as a reaction and not necessarily thought through. I’m sure lots of questions have arisen and lots of perspectives have shifted. For some it’s been a huge challenge to educate at home, juggling your own job responsibilities with those of now full-time parent and being a teacher. For some that opportunity has opened up new awareness around what you want your children to learn. Is it, as Parker Palmer asks, about passing exams or learning to live?

Your turn: what education/learning has been most useful in your life? where do you think you might have benefited from a different approach to learning? #Live Fully

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