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Ahmed Ben Yaghlen

Student, Youth & Science Association of Tunisia

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What education for the future ?

Education is what brings us to the development so what his future


Closing Statement from Ahmed Ben Yaghlen

So, to me, education is about gaining the perspectives. Helping people gain the perspectives to be able to step back and think about the various kinds of things that are going on around them and making decisions of how "Am I going to lean back and just let this stuff happen to me? Or am I going to be highly critical of it.


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  • Sep 4 2012: We should teach logic and common sense beginning in first grade.
    • Sep 4 2012: 'Logic' and 'common sense' are both fine starting points but every child that is ultimately'successful' beyond the confines of structured schooling has developed some fine character traits. By that I don't mean other important human traits (be nice, be honest, etc), I mean the traits that directly affect an individual's ability to push through mistakes, to 'have another go at a problem', for its this tenacity that transcends all socio-economic boundaries.

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