Education needs to evolve

Ireland“When it comes to education I’m instinctively conservative. I believe in the power of knowledge and the need for distinct disciplines. I believe that hard work, delayed gratification and perseverance are at the heart of education. I believe that ‘engagement’ is a poor marker for real learning and I don’t believe that we can teach skills like problem-solving or creativity in a context-independent way. But I’m not so conservative that I think everything is fine with how we educate third level students …” (more)

[Education and other Things, 3 March]

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