Schools are not “broken”

“…People today often describe schools as “broken.” At first, it seems hard to argue with that. But what the proponents of that position mean is that schools have ceased to function efficiently; they are failing as machines. If we change the vocabulary and consider schools as learning environments, however, it makes no sense to talk about them being broken because environments don’t break.”

Thomas, Douglas (2011). A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change (Kindle Locations 344-348). CreateSpace. Kindle Edition.

 

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