Turning Learning Right Side Up

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth learning can be taught.

— Oscar Wilde

Turning Learning Right Side Up: Putting Education Back on Track – is the title of a book Russell L. Ackoff and Daniel Greenberg

Read this extract

The Objective of Education Is Learning, Not Teaching

and see what you think:

Traditional education focuses on teaching, not learning. It incorrectly assumes that for every ounce of teaching there is an ounce of learning by those who are taught. However, most of what we learn before, during, and after attending schools is learned without its being taught to us. A child learns such fundamental things as how to walk, talk, eat, dress, and so on without being taught these things. Adults learn most of what they use at work or at leisure while at work or leisure. Most of what is taught in classroom settings is forgotten, and much or what is remembered is irrelevant. more….

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