Advantages Of Mathematics

Last evening, while attending a high school graduation, I saw something that must absolutely exemplify one of the major problems in public education. Ultimately our efforts at facilitating learning should be judged by the extent to which they further the capacity to flourish and to share in life. It is in this means that we end up with a definition of education as ‘the clever, hopeful and respectful cultivation of learning undertaken in the belief that every one should have the possibility to share in life’.

Alongside is a disposition or haltung (a concern to act respectfully, knowledgeably and properly) and interaction (joining with others to build relationships and environments for learning). In the ‘formal tradition’ problems usually occur where persons are treated as objects to be worked on or ‘moulded’ somewhat than as members and creators i.e. where education slips into ‘schooling’.

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