Compliance is Not the End Goal of Education

George Couros, Connected Principals, May 18, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

It shouldn't have to be said, I suppose, but it bears repeating that there are several outcomes above and beyond 'compliance' sought in a quality education. Outcomes like 'engaged' and 'empowered', for example. "Focusing on 'empowering' students is seen by some as 'fluffy'," writes George Couros, but "This is not my belief at all.  Empowering students teaches them to have their own voice and follow their own direction." 
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