Every year I have the pleasure of talking with dozens of young people who have the great misconception that they go to school to learn. I love watching the shocked look on their faces as they realize for the first time that they have been misusing their time in school. I love this quote by Myles Munroe which states “when purpose is unknown, abuse is inevitable”.
Therefore, I spent some time researching the purpose of school. The word school derives from greek word σχολή(scholē), originally meaning “leisure” and also “that in which leisure is employed”. However it was changed later on to mean “a group to whom lectures were given”
In order to understand the purpose of school I had to understand the history of formal education.
Prior to the advent of agriculture children spent their time learning by exploring their environments and learning their craft…
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