Miles Berry: the purpose of education is to nurture curiosity, confidence and character (#500words)

A snapshot of Miles Berry's blog post on the purpose of education

Keeping the momentum going in week four of the Purpos/ed #500words campaign today is Miles Berry, who writes:

I think there has to be a moral purpose to education: thinking and acting for oneself are fine, but these should be so that others’ lives too are improved. Acting for one’s own gain, without wishing similar for others, departs from any morality which might claim rational justification.

So, at its heart, the purpose of education is to nurture curiosity, confidence and character.

You can continue reading Miles’ contribution at: http://milesberry.net/2012/05/on-the-purpose-of-education (please do leave comments for him!)

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

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