I dont know when the thinking that our children are empty vessels and we have to forcefully stuff them with knowledge or else they will fade into the land of ignorance and stare blankly into the world came to be, but I believe it to be deeply flawed and probably damaging to the children of today.
The insight of Sugata Mitra, on the other hand – inspiring.
Child of communism in a land where bananas were a luxury winter item, I ended up scarred for life and with authority issues. After living on three continents, having three children, right now I am in the thirdfourth fifth year of traveling around the World with my family. Join me.
Here is a speech you might be interested in…although it’s from a US Valedictorian’s speech about our schools here…
Thank you for that, what a brave young woman. That must have taken some guts.
Unfortunately, her words ring a lot of truth for me.