Education, Not Training

One of my lecturers said an interesting thing today, it was self-evident almost instantly but has obviously been overlooked by policy makers in the past. “Training is getting you ready for a specific thing [like programming in Java], but education is teaching you to understand [the algorithms]”.

The idea of ‘getting kids ready for jobs’ is no doubt detrimental to their actual education and thus their ability to learn on their own later in life.

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