what is education?
The common definition:
The wikipedia definition:
Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, research, or simply through autodidacticism.
Perhaps the idea/definition grows as we learn more about people. What if that knowing, is too big to know. What if there is no set answer for basics/standardization? Perhaps we go back to its root. Perhaps we help ourselves re-imagine it. Perhaps we redefine it, so that it, whatever it is, is equitable - everyone gets a go at it.
Perhaps we focus on this:
The word education is derived from the Latin “educare” which literally means “to draw forth from“.
Perhaps tech can help us today, to draw forth – the curiosities - from within each person.
Perhaps the greater risk is what we’ve been considering – playing it safe. Obsessions with – just in case ness – and – getting in ness. Perhaps we no longer take our chances with so many brilliant souls.
Instead find/see the Jack-ness in every single person.
the power of pull vs push.
If we begin to understand the individual directly instead of looking at him through the screen of what we think he should be, then we are concerned with what is. Then we no longer want to transform the individual into something else; our only concern is to help him to understand himself, and in this there is no personal motive or gain. - Krishnamurti
democratic education - ness.