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Re: Things You Really Need to Learn

If you change the the title to "Things You Really Need to be Educated", I'll possibly agree to Stephen's major premise. Even with this change, none of the things he lists are necessary for "learning" to occur. IMHO, human learning (and most other species) is as natural as aspiration. Learning occurs both consciously and unconsciously, and voluntarily and involuntarily.

Even with the change, some of the the things he lists are socially situated and must be qualified by which cultural milieu it applies. Ergo, one cannot use the general case for all education in all cultures.

Despite having voiced my disagreement, I believe Stephen's proposition, in the context of North American education, is insightful and worthy of praise. [Comment] [Permalink]