- Michael Froemmcke
How can education become more holistic?
Often enough the subject of education is raised but, invariably, the focus seems to be on "formal" and "institutionalised" or "academic" education rather than taking a more holistic approach.
Most people, even the most fervent defenders of academic education, would probably agree that humans learn most outside institutions.
As much as we are all aware that money is one of those necessary evils a highly structures society has in it arsenal of social stratification tools, is it really necessary or wise to always use examples of people who can make money.
Even the honourable knight Sir Ken seems to be stuck with the idea that income potential is a marker of social success.
Perhaps the solution to get more creativity to work is less formal education and more incentives to leave buildings and screens and discover the world.
I took people to waste dumps and composting facilities ...
Educational discovery tours should include more visits to stinky dumps, wrecking yards, dangerous building sites, abattoirs, waste water treatment plants, filthy factories, morgues, prisons etc...