Suddenly I’m not so concerned about how well I do in this E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC (EDCMOOC) offered online by the University of Edinburgh, as I am in reading as much of the good stuff as I can, and stuffing it into my brain. Here’s one article – I’ll be posting more links, with comments.
This was a good article, well, challenge.
Education is a fundamental human right, not a product. In a free society education is based on a common faith in the incalculable value of every human being; it’s constructed on the principle that the fullest development of all is the condition for the full development of each, and, conversely, that the fullest development of each is the condition for the full development of all. Further, while schooling in every totalitarian society on earth foregrounds obedience and conformity, education in a democracy emphasizes initiative, courage, imagination, and entrepreneurship in order to encourage students to develop minds of their own.