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Member27 June 2020 at 4:20 am
Thank you for highlighting the need for taking responsibility for the planet. The current educational system, remember, was created essentially for people to be given information at scale and to prepare them for the “professions” or to follow directions. In many parts of the world this is still exactly how it’s done. In boxes. Isolated from other classrooms. Everyone doing their own thing. Transferring information which is becoming more readily available to more and more people. The shift in education starts with all of us and in so doing we are able to generate the converstions, and skills, that are essential for a sustainable future. And, by the way, I don’t know if you were able to see the module 3 presentation yesterday but I followed your lead and discussed the Good Life Goals just a little bit as they are a great and very practical starting point. As I said in the session, there are probably 50 service learning ideas in those examples!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!