judging by its actions alone our education doesn’t know the purpose of its existence.
When people talk about education, they usually talk about the technology and methodology of teaching, not about education.
Teaching to test and keeping stakeholders happy seems to be what matters most.
For example, when you go on social media to promote yourself to find a new job, what is the first thing you should do as a prerequisite? – you define your goal or purpose!
Let’s just do this here with education:
Education is simply the imparting of knowledge that the learner can understand, make his own and develop or criticize; he is the judge of it, not the professor or teacher nor parent or employer.
Education is about the learner, not the teacher.
Education can occur without a teacher, parents, a professor or employer but teaching can’t.
The student or learner may very well want to define his purpose or goal to learn something but he isn’t asked, he is given what we think he needs.
It seems the field of education can’t let him make mistakes or learn what he wants to learn!
Learning stops as soon as self-determinism has been removed,
From genius to parrot in one small step!