“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
Probably one of the most egregious failures of most western systems of education is that of motivating students to learn. Indeed most are based on extrinsic grades rather than the ability to generate an interest in the material at hand. This is due to many factors. One of them is the focus on classical intelligence and the prioritizing of that over artistic, intuitive and or social intelligence. Another is that most school systems have not evolved beyond the 1950′s idea of training people to be factory or office workers, drones in work environments that have long since become outmoded.
Imagine how it could be. People encouraged to follow their passion and to find ways of utilizing that in innovative ways for social benefit and construction. Imagine the increase in knowledge that becomes possible when one explores one’s passion.
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