Ian Yorston: the purpose of education is to stop boring and start building (#500words)

Ian Yorston on the purpose of education

Continuing week four of the Purpos/ed #500words campaign today is Ian Yorston, who writes:

It turns out that avoiding lions is the very essence of learning. We need to embrace that challenge. Gaming. Sport. Projects. Life. We need to embrace technology to join real learning to real problems. We need to embrace real-time learning and real-time data. We need to address the real class issue in our schools, which is the classroom.

In short, we need to stop boring and start building – building minds that are both interested and interesting.

You can continue reading John’s contribution at: http://www.unreasonableman.net/2012/05/beingboring.html (please do leave comments for him!)

The list of all contributors during this campaign is at: http://bit.ly/purposedu500

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