A couple quotes stuck out to me.
“Life in classrooms, after all, is life itself”.
Through out my academic career the lack of translation between classroom to sidewalk, has been a soul-sucking constant. Why is school separate from life?
“learn FROM the world, not just about it”.
Couldn’t agree more. Personally, I identify as a very tangible, experiential learner. I find learning FROM things is not only more engaging and exciting, but the amount of information from an experience, far exceeds the I could gather reading about it.
“learning is active not passive”.
Once again, completely agree. The idea that you can just listen to me talk, and soak up every nugget of wisdom is ludacris, what other instances in life are like this. Only in academics. Why are children, people with more energy, more zest and curiosity for life expected to sit and listen to someone speak for hours, when I don’t expect my peers to listen to me rant for more than 5 minutes.
“you can learn everything in anything, we can discover worlds within worlds"
I think quotes like this is what schools should strive to embody, a sense of wonder! Life is amazing, yet we drone on, and restrict genuine behaviour, and curiosity in the classroom. There is so much information in everything!!! From the language I'm typing in, to the lightbox I'm using, to the shapes of this text.. We could trace back the roots of each for millennia, It's endless..