John Putt: the purpose of education is to become a rounded human being (#500words)

John Putt on the purpose of education

Rounding off week three of the Purpos/ed #500words campaign today is John Putt, who writes:

Education is about learning and what we learn should always be put to good use in order to make the world a better, a fairer, safer and more sustainable place for all.  The purpose of education isn’t simply to acquire skills or techniques.  It is to become a rounded human being, able to communicate and interact with others, to appreciate the beauty and wonder of the world, to be fulfilled from experiencing art, poetry, music and theatre, to feel good about oneself by undertaking life affirming sporting and recreational activities and understanding that we must care for all people and for the world’s environment as well as being able to develop our individuality through creativity.

You can continue reading John’s contribution at: https://web20forschoolleaders.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/the-purpose-of-education-to-make-a-difference-for-the-better-for-all-people-in-the-world (please do leave comments for him!)

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

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