What is the Purpose of Education?
This is the explanation of a new campaign that is gathering pace. If you are a grandparent, parent, teacher, student – basically anyone over the age of 5, you probably have an answer for the question posed above or at least an opinion. We want to hear those opinions so that they can be gathered to really set the agenda for the future design and implementation of our education system.
At a recent conference delegates were encouraged to provide 3 slides and, if chosen, speak for 3 minutes on ‘the Purpose of Education’ (3×3). We only had time to hear 9 presentations and they were all completely different. So… I am laying down the gauntlet and inviting YOU to share your vision. This can be either by leaving a comment below or by writing a post and linking it below. If you prefer to speak for 3 minutes you could always record your thoughts!
Here is my 3X3 to give you an idea of what they look like in format.
The purpose of Education is to create a tool box of skills & knowledge to enable an understanding of your place in the world
We are like empty tool boxes just waiting to be filled with all the things we will need to live & prosper in this world. The tool box is in the garden to represent the world in which we live.
The purpose of Education is to encourage, develop & sustain creativity, enthusiasm, energy & a sense of purpose
We need to take our skills and knowledge and make something of them that will improve the world. That means we have to nurture creativity and ideas and make them shine out!
The purpose of Education is to create individuals with a sense of social responsibility & a willingness to take an active part in society
Keeping all of the ideas, knowledge, creativity to ourselves in no good. It has to be shared within society and for society
Now in order to spread the debate, to open it up beyond the world of education we need your views and support. I know as a reader here you do have views and are passionate about our children and what happens to them. Leave a comment or better still write a post and link it below. If nothing else, visit Purpose Education to see more 3×3 and add your voice to THE CAMPAIGN!This is a cross-post with ‘What Will Julia Do Next?’ as they reach different audiences but both will have views