- Kamren Kubesh
- Minneapolis, MN
- United States
Organizer @ TEDxUMN, Cuningham Group Architecture, P.A.
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Can education utilize the "community issues" as learning experiences through problem solving, while simultaneously providing a service?
This question is pulled from a concept I have been struggling with in higher education. I have been trying to develop strategies to solve this divide between the education and local communities. There are many real-world experiences that could be taken advantage of by educators and students by providing a service to the community.
Do you have any examples, ideas, or thoughts?
More recently I found some text in a book called Pattern Language, where there is a small mention of how some are placing the public and education together. I by not means support the ideas/events mentioned, but use it as a conversation starter. Text stated below:
Network of Learning
"Carnegie Commission reports, the last year has brought forth a series of important documents which show that responsible people are becoming aware of the fact that schooling for certification cannot continue to be counted upon as the central educational device of a modern society. Julius Nyere of Tanzania has announced plans to integrate education with the life of the village. In Canada, the Wright Commission on post0-secondary education reported that no known system of formal education could provide equal opportunities for the citizens of Ontario. The president of Peru has accepted the recommendation of his commission on education, which proposes to abolish free schools in favor of free educational opportunities provided throughout life. In fact he is reported to have insisted that this program proceed slowly at first in order to keep teachers in school and out of the way of true educators."