There Is a Difference Between Learning to Think and Learning To Be Told What To Do

by Helmut Eder

Whether you ask an educator, parent, or anyone who has gone through the school system they will tell you that we aren’t teaching people to think, but we are teaching them lots of information. Today’s information won’t be that valuable tomorrow, it will all be just known facts, many of which will not be needed, just like a good many skills aren’t needed today, things which were taught to us when we were in school. Further, this entire concept of rote memorization isn’t all that great either, as all we’re doing is depositing information into the heads of children sitting in nice little rows.

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