OMG MY GOODNESS. ESPECIALLY THE ONES FROM FARRELL’S. OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM
… The engineering of learning is very often puffed up… There is no one who can say that this or that is the best way to know things, to feel things, to see things, to remember things, to apply things, to connect things, and that no other will do as well… To make such a claim is to trivialize learning, to reduce it to a mechanical skill… A reason… is different from a motivation. Within the context of schooling, motivation refers to a temporary psychic event in which curiosity is aroused and attention is focused… It must not be confused with a reason for being in a classroom, for listening to a teacher, for taking an examination, for doing homework, for putting up with school even if you are not motivated. For school to make sense, the young, their parents, and their teachers must have a god to serve, or, even better, several gods. If they have none, school is pointless. To put it simply, there is no surer way to bring an end to schooling than for it to have no end.
The End of Education by Neil Postman
Irvine. June 21st.
Alison already agreed!
P.S. I’ll drive you, if you live near me! *AHEM, KRISTIN*