Monday, February 11, 2013

short video on factory Vs democratic education

Video: Make Your Voice Heard: Discover Democratic Education (2:35 mins)

My comment there:
thanks for sharing this!
Factory schooling and the teacher-centric paradigm are based on an underlying assumption that the average person is stupid and cannot be trusted to act in the best interests; that we need "experts" to guide and "educate" everyone.
The trouble, of course, starts when the experts inevitably put their own interests first.
Democratic learning counters that assumption. The most ordinary people, when given the freedom, will make better choices than experts.

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