Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Re-Tooling Education

Ok, so heres some thoughts on educational discourse. A few contradictions:
Pupils/students should be motivated when they arrive in class. Then what is the purpose of the teacher as motivator?
How come theres an increase in limits for attendance in schools? Should we not trust that we are able to measure competence regardless of student interest/participation/attendance?
It is as if the ghosts for our educational past are returning -- but this time more forcefully and more in need of challenge.