Newsletter 2 Purpose of Education

What is the purpose of education and schooling? The answer to this question is at the very heart of learning and teaching. Teachers should think more about this question because it impacts directly on their teaching and their view of the learning process.

Answering the question brings me to two perspectives. The purpose of schooling can either be to reproduce our society with all the evils of inequality and sadness OR its purpose is to change society, making it better for all those who live in it.

Which side of the debate are you? What is your view and how does it impact on your teaching?

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