Newman’s The Idea of a University advocates his ideas of university education seeking to guard against obscureantism in education. With life, society and the workplace changing so much today, I find that the philosophy of unschooling can give us insight into how we can come better self-directed learners and prepare ourselves for a future that we can’t predict. To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching.
This bit of advice reminds us that developing the passion for lifelong learning within students is the key to their success. The notion of educating a man to live in any particular time or place, to adjust him to any particular environment, is therefore foreign to a true conception of education.
A tiny reminder that I’m still learning, always learning. So when in class don’t see what your teacher is teaching you as a waste of time look at it as setting you on the right path to making your future a walk in the park because what their doing is making things easier for you.
Education begins the moment we see children as innately as wise and capable beings. If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness. Every situation in life is a learning experience.
It is saddening to see how miserable and uninterested teachers (or even entirely corrupted systems) do nothing but close the minds of young children. We are all students for life To stop learning is to stop living. In Africa, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has launched an ” e-school program ” to provide all 600,000 primary and high schools with computer equipment, learning materials and internet access within 10 years.