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adebo ifesanya

Electric and Electronics Engineer, Electrical Engineering

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"...education doesn't go on in ... rooms of our legislative buildings. It happens in classrooms..." Is classroom the only place?

It seems that our creativity as a society would have to also evolve beyond the context in which we see education. The possibilities of what education is or could be, I believe is more than just a classroom. Education associated with a one physical location, as a school, would continue to fall under conformity and standardization. Let's see education as it is, that is, Education Happens in Society - home, media, role models, communities, offices, social gatherings, war and so on. Our world is education as seen by each unique being. Classroom is just a piece of it.


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  • May 12 2013: I believe that you have taken the idea out of context here. Sir Ken Robinson was making the point that it is not legislators who should be in charge of education but teachers and educators.
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      May 12 2013: Kathryn, may I ask where do you expect to find teachers and educators?

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