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message 1: by Rob (new)

Rob | 14 comments Mod
Hammond expresses the view that "children thrust into schools when they had reached an age conventionally supposed to be the due age... means ignoring the fact of growth, bodily and mental[.] No one could come out of such a mill uninjured" and contrasts to it a view of what we would call lifelong learning: "[W]e are no longer hurried, and the information lies ready to each one’s hand when his own inclinations impel him to seek it. In this as in other matters we have become wealthy: we can afford to give ourselves time to grow.”

Is this a realistic view of education? Would a more relaxed approach to literacies result in a healthier learning culture, or more widespread illiteracy.


message 2: by Kc (new)

Kc | 126 comments Mod
Begs the question 'what is school for?' This got me thinking about the push for STEM subjects over the arts and humanities and education for the purpose of industry (only). I wonder what Morris would have made of Moocs?


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