Pleasures and Perils of Planning

Pleasures and Perils of Planning

Foresight is one of the few uniquely human traits. This ability to predict future developments is what lets us pre-empt challenges and plan in advance for things as they will be. Prediction and planning is an intuitive craft, something we too often fail to respect in the designing of education, but it is not a science, a fact we too often forget.
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Asking the Right Questions

Asking the Right Questions

A never followed, but often cited wisdom is that learning is not about knowing the answers but asking questions. If learning is about asking questions, education, both the process and the state of being, is about asking the right questions. I believe both educators and the educated are either trained or conditioned to ask many questions, but usually the wrong ones. Then the right question to ask now is what makes some questions ‘right’?
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