It’s impossible to conceive of different ways to think about education without first identifying and momentarily suspending our most basic (and usually unexamined) assumptions.
The illustration below is an attempt to assess our current, commonly held core beliefs about education.
I intend to write follow-up posts about the Ten Horsemen … and the language, policies, and practices that are unleashed by each.
When it’s brought to our attention that evidently benign educational practices are, in fact, anchored in assumptions that we don’t and can’t accept, maybe it’s easier to recognize that the entire system is riddled with logical gaps and indefensible practices.
It’s my hope that such recognition will make us more receptive to a wholesale reconsideration of the dominant educational paradigm.