Restore joy in education with less focus on outcomes, says professor

Ireland“Focusing on the joy of learning rather than outcomes and celebrating creativity and innovation are two priorities for education at this time, Prof Tom Collins of NUI Maynooth said at the Merriman Summer School yesterday. Prof Collins questioned whether the education sector, like other institutions, could have done more to predict and avoid the current economic crisis. There had been a failure of the critical faculty in society as a whole, he said. The value of critique and creativity needed to be learned ‘as opposed to one of compliance and conformity’ …” (more)

[Éibhir Mulqueen, Irish Times, 19 August]

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