Education is…

On Thursday night as I was following along with the Game Changer 2.0 kick off with Sir Ken Robinson, I perked up as I heard him mention the idea of defining education. So much comes back to our definition of education. As he shared his description below it was amazing how it captured both understanding the world and it’s knowledge as well as knowing themselves all in the hopes to contribute to a better society.

 

Then Friday morning someone posed a different question:

Education certainly is not limited to the four walls of a school, but should our definition of schooling and education differ? Do they serve a common purpose? Can the same definition guide our learning in many different settings; from the home, to the art gallery, to the soccer field and classroom?

I may be left with more questions than answers but of one thing I am certain. I would love to see the above definition of education guide my daily work.

How would you define education?

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2 thoughts on “Education is…

  1. Awesome! Reading your article reminds me of Tom Rath’s book titled Are You Fully Charged. In it he also mentions to focus on the needs of the world and matching them to our innate talents and focus on developing and improving our strengths to be more of what we already are

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