Chapter 4. THE ACADEMIC ILLUSION
"All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
|--Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860)|
The rate and scale of change engulfing the world is creating a tidal shift in how people live and earn their living. We now need to be equally radical in how we think of education. Raising academic standards alone will not solve the problems we face: it may compound them. To move forward we a need fresh understanding of intelligence, of ability, and of the nature of creativity. We need to rethink some of the basic ideas that we hold about education, intelligence and ourselves. Above all we need to awaken ourselves from what James Hemming ...
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