Introducing the What Is Education? Project
September 10, 2012 § 2 Comments
A couple of weeks ago, I kicked off the school year by asking a question I’ve been thinking a lot about: What is education for? In our quest to make education better and more meaningful for all students, I find myself asking, “why do we do this again? what’s the point?” Formal education takes up a large part of our lives, yet we rarely ask questions about the big picture for education, and whether or not our day-to-day experiences fit inside our ideals. And because the world is changing rapidly, and new kinds of learning will be called upon to catapult us into that exciting but uncertain future, the question What is education for? becomes ever more important as the entire way we educate our children morphs and changes.
What do you think? Can you tell us, in your own words, what education is for? I’d love for you to submit a short video and tell us what you think. I’ll post every single video here, and hopefully we will get a bigger, clearer picture of what education means to all of us.
Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful videos!