Purpose of education

“The principle goal of education is to create men [sic] who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done – men who are creative, inventive and discoverers. The second goal of education is to form minds which can be critical, which can verify, and not accept everything they are offered. 

The great danger today is of slogans, collective opinions, ready-made trends of thought. We have to be able to resist individually, to criticise, to distinguish between what is proven and what is not. So we need pupils who are active, who learn early to find out by themselves, partly by their own spontaneous actions and partly through materials we set up for them; who learn early to tell what is verifiable and what is simply the first idea to come to them.”

– Jean Piaget

(recorded 15/3/81)

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