Education for Life

Education for Life : Schooling As Preparation for the World of Work

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What motivated me to write this book was a deep desire to foster creativity in education.We live in a world of turbulent change. New data. New people. New technology. New problems. We are bombarded every day with something new. Realities shift faster than we can deal with them.In this turbulent world, the present system of education no longer is effective in all situations. Routine and the culture of memory rarely work now.The existent teaching methods produce the culture of memory which judges, the ability to memorize.These methods don’t aim at developing, the faculty of creativity but rather at developing the faculty of memory because they are based on the principle of certainty.This principle states that for every question there is only one answer which is true.It is striking that the function of education now is one of making sure that every student knows the correct answer consequently, it is not the right of the student to doubt the principle of certainty. Hence, the principle, not only dominates the curriculum, but also governs the behavior of students, so we deduce that the existent teaching methods are the nails in the coffin of our thinking.Instead, we must look for a modern education based on creativity with the spirit of rationalism and scientific thinking; we must look for new ways to deal with change.I have thought ahead and thought more strategically about creating a successful system of education in this difficult time…… more

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  • Paperback | 107 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.6mm | 217.72g
  • Createspace Independent Pub
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print
  • 1507780575
  • 9781507780572