Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Real Goal of Education

Is education about memorizing facts? No, it's about learning to learn. It's about learning how to think.

"...developers today code in something called Python, but when I was in school C was all the rage. The need for reasoning, though, remains constant..." - Our Googley advice to students: Major in learning

1 comment:

  1. Justin, I disagree ... at least, a little. Education is about learning to learn, and learning to think ... AND memorizing facts. This was the subject of a lot of debate back in the 70's, following the release of Hirsch's "Cultural Literacy" and its thesis of what we - as a people, and as a nation - lose when we don't have the facts.

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