Given what we talked about in class yesterday, I dare you, double dare you to read this and then ask yourself: is this the learning experience I want?
I’m just saying that there might be a bigger picture that a glossy magazine spread. And if you want to dig deeper, check out Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast “Revisionist History.” He did a three part series on universities that will upset your apple cart.
Wow. This is like the ultimate ToK story. Knowledge, standardization, language, the sciences, it feels like it is all in there. Read it and ask questions. I would love this conversation.
This is one of the truest and best things I have read recently on public education. Read it and see if it matches any of your experiences the way it did mine – both as a student and as a teacher. Plus you might think about issues of knowledge formation and knowledge valuation in these settings. Enjoy.