Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
B. F. Skinner (1904 – 1990), New Scientist, May 21, 1964
This, I think, sums up the main nature of education. It’s what left in your head after the learning’s done.
Hello all. My name’s Naoko and I’ll be your blogger on this blog for the next two posts as ED has to be away for a bit.
Alternative education, as mentioned before, basically means anything and everything you don’t quite learn the conventional way, that of being in the classroom. In Malaysia, as an initiative to promote students to be all-rounders, there’s a certain activity that is set aside and called “Extra-curricular activities” to promote this.
One of the components is called “Uniformed Societies.” Basically these are societies that have their own uniforms, such as the Rangers, Scouts, and even the St. John’s Ambulance and the like. You can see where I’m going, no? If not, then stay tuned for the next post about how these societies (approved by most governments, no less) actually help to promote alternative education and hopefully provide you with a different view of alternative education.
See you in 30 minutes!