Education, Life, Quotes

“What was true yesterday may no longer be true today. What is true today might not necessarily be true tomorrow.”

“La vérité d’hier n’est pas celle d’aujourd’hui. La vérité d’aujourd’hui, n’est pas forcément celle de demain.”

– Jean-Claude Mira, professeur de biologie 1995
Amphithéâtre Claude Bernard, Université Paris 5 René Descartes.

These are words of wisdom from my biology teacher back in 1995, when I was a first year med student. This struck a chord with me and till this day I am applying this principle to anything I learn or unlearn.
– To all the badass teachers we encounter in our lives, THANK YOU!!

“What was true yesterday…

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Idriss Aberkane is a cognitive neuroscientist, a strategist, a professor of Knowledge Economy, and a researcher in biomimetics & engineering. This talk is in French.

So, what is Knowledge economy?

Education, Quotes

“The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on — because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.”

    – Noam Chomsky

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“You take an area, a school, a district, you change the conditions, give people a different sense of possibility, a different set of expectations, a broader range of opportunities, you cherish and value the relationships between teachers and learners, you offer people the discretion to be creative and to innovate in what they do, and schools that were once bereft spring to life.”

– Sir Ken Robinson

While every education system in the world is being reformed at the moment, Sir Ken Robinson thinks that it is not enough to reform a broken model. He suggests instead, a a radical shift from standardised schools to personalised learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.

“You know, to me, human communities depend upon a diversity of talent, not a singular conception of ability. And at the heart of our challenges — At the heart of the challenge is to reconstitute our sense of ability and of intelligence. This linearity thing is a problem.”

“… We have to go from what is essentially an industrial model of education, a manufacturing model, which is based on linearity and conformity and batching people. We have to move to a model that is based more on principles of agriculture. We have to recognize that human flourishing is not a mechanical process; it’s an organic process. And you cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish.”

– Sir Ken Robinson.