Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The purpose of education

1.      Jobs                             Imparting skills to make a living
2.      i) Happiness                Understanding how the world works leads to happier adults
ii) Citizenship             Wiser citizens involved in democracy makes a better society
3.      Autodidactism           Nurturing the ability to learn for oneself
4.      Intrinsic enjoyment   People sometimes enjoy learning (topic-dependent and not
shared by everyone!)

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