I downloaded a podcast recently from itconversations.com that was an interview with William Gibson, one of my favourite authors. It was interesting because one thing he talked about was the need for bohemias to exist. Places where ideas could cultivate and mature before being exposed to the marketplace.
It got me thinking about education. Are schools a bohemia? Are schools places where ideas can grow, mature and cultivate? Do we give kids time to think, to try on new ideas, to let them grow?
Units come and go, concepts flash past, assessments loom constantly in our rear view mirrors.
Is this education or schooling?