Is the only true purpose of education to help children stay learners for life? To learn how to learn?
I was going to use the word “become” instead of “stay” but we all know that children arrive at school as avid, eager questioners and learners eager for the information and autonomy that comes with knowledge and skills.
And the true test of any class, (or course, unit of study, school) is that learners leave wanting to know (and do and create) more and continue learning.
How do we hold ourselves accountable to that?
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.