Another dot in the blogosphere?

Passion points

Posted on: July 10, 2018

I hit the premium paywall when I tried to read this article. This is a newspaper learning from how academic journals operate: Create a walled garden within a walled garden.

Walled garden within a paywall.

I cannot read and critique the article, but I can make observations and ask questions.

How early is too early to spot or nurture student passion?

Does the stance imply that one should keep ignoring passion or put it off till later? How much later?

Are you assuming that talent, passion, or drive emerge later, or that they can be developed only at certain stages?

Might you be assuming that following a passion results in an over narrow field? What modern work, particularly the type that school does not prepare you for, does not require broad thinking, skills, and the constant need to learn?

Are we going to use this research as an excuse to keep schooling instead of actually educating?

I share some observations via image quotes I created over the last few years:

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. -- Mark Twain.

Education is what remains when one has forgotten what one has learned in school. -- Marvin Minsky

Schooling is about enculturation. Education is about self-actualisation.

Tags:

1 Response to "Passion points"

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

http://edublogawards.com/files/2012/11/finalistlifetime-1lds82x.png
http://edublogawards.com/2010awards/best-elearning-corporate-education-edublog-2010/

Click to see all the nominees!

QR code


Get a mobile QR code app to figure out what this means!

My tweets

Archives

Usage policy

%d bloggers like this: