Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The End of Education

Wes Fryer posted this very elegantly put-together video entitled "Learning to Change." It makes an intriguing argument in favor of "the end of education, and the beginning of learning." Check out the cast list at the end of the film.

1 comment:

SH said...

Isn't the destruction of the curriculum that guided those in the 19th and 20th centuries (Latin, Greek, Rhetoric etc.) partly to blame for the poor education of America's youth? We constantly look for the newest innovation or fad to direct our course in teaching kids, but they seem to lack the most basic rudiments of reasoning and find the simplest of poems impossible to understand. Like linking sustainability to the Odyssey. Doesn't that really just cheat kids out of understanding a class novel and give them common sense tips to improve the environment that they could read about in the newspaper and will be out of date in four years anyway?