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The Objective of Education Is Learning, Not Teaching
Russell L. Ackoff and Daniel Greenberg, Knowledge@Wharton, January 6, 2013

It's probably useful to see what the readers of Knowledge@Wharton (Law and Public Policy) are learning about education, and while on the one hand it is good to see a column that reports that "in most schools, memorization is mistaken for learning" and "the objective of education is learning, not teaching," the column itself is weak. There are a couple of student-teacher interactions reported that read as though they were fabricated. And an utterly false mythology of the one-room schoolhouse as progressive learning is propagated (as one commenter corrects the authors, "What went on in the one-room schoolhouse of the 19th century was rote memorization whenever possible"). 

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