Why schools: their purpose and directions for the 21st century
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In this lecture Professor Cumming asks to what extent the goal of educating children is achieved through schools as educational structures that we have created, and whether schools as we know them are appropriate for education in the twenty-first century. It is timely to ask why schools, in the sense that the purposes of education in the 21st century need to be questioned and challenged, and why schools, in the sense that ways we embody and offer education to children need to be similarly questioned and challenged. I wonder how many children today would consider their time at school as 'leisure spent in the pursuit of knowledge'.
School of Cognition, Language and Special Education
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