The Learning Renaissance

Thought For The Day: What Is Education For?

The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge. - Seymour Papert

In the frenetic and short term environment in which education takes place, leaders can often develop myopia. When this happens they fail to ask the bigger questions about the role of their work and simply become reactive, responding to the latest government diktat, parental concern or data anomaly.

We need education leaders who are guided by more strategic concerns.

About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

2 comments on “Thought For The Day: What Is Education For?

  1. Nina
    October 22, 2019

    So true! This inspired me to get my Transformational Learning post published today! Thanks! https://notesfromnina.com/2019/10/22/how-to-support-transformative-learning/
    🙂
    Nina

    • educationalist04
      October 23, 2019

      Glad to have helped to inspire you Nina!

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