What is The Point of Education Anyway? – Vol. 429, Feb.1, 2018
We live in an interesting world where education is concerned. Children are told that they need to get high marks so that they can get into decent colleges so that they can get decent paying jobs. There is only one problem with this scenario and that is that this isn’t the way the world outside of school works at all.
Since when did you, as an adult, know how to do all the new things you needed to learn to succeed on a job, instantaneously? How many mistakes did you have to make before you learned your job? The reality of life is that we try all sorts of things and fail at some of them. We make the changes necessary and then we can succeed.
What happens to a kid who gets out in the world and hasn’t a clue how to handle failure? I will tell you what happens. They get very upset because they never learned how to overcome challenges. We are doing our kids a great disservice with this sort of expectation.
Education needs to be about learning how to try new things. It is about learning critical thinking skills so we can assess the information that we are given both through the so-called news, which I think of personally more as propaganda – as well as figuring out what to pay attention to with the overload of information that we all are given these days. We need to be able to assess what is important to us and what isn’t. And, we need to be able to know what is true and what is not. That is the real point of education.
Pain + reflection = progress. This is the equation that we need to teach our kids and the equation that we need to remember for ourselves as we go through life.
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