Turn on the Television or radio, check your e-mail or Facebook and you will see a reference to politics in America. There must be re-education of the will and of the heart as properly as of the intellect, and the ideals of service need to supplant these of selfishness and greed… Never so much as now is education the one and chief hope of the world. Each and every fool believes what his teachers tell him, and calls his credulity science or morality as confidently as his father referred to as it divine revelation. If I had my way each and every French boy would be essential to take a trip to America as part of his education.
Education is like a diamond with numerous facets: It consists of the standard mastery of numbers and letters that give us access to the treasury of human expertise, accumulated and refined by means of the ages it consists of technical and vocational instruction as effectively as instruction in science, greater mathematics, and humane letters. Education is not the piling on of understanding, info, data, facts, capabilities, or abilities—that’s education or instruction—but is rather generating visible what is hidden as a seed.
How is it that there are so several minds that are incapable of understanding mathematics?.. the skeleton of our understanding,.. and really they are the majority… We have here a difficulty that is not straightforward of remedy, but yet must engage the interest of all who want to devote themselves to education. The teacher who inspires you to pursue your education to your ultimate potential is a achievement.
I feel quite strongly indeed that a Cambridge education for our scientists need to contain some get in touch with with the humanistic side. Meccano which was invented by Frank Hornby around 1900, is known as Erector Set in the US. New toys (primarily Lego) have led to the extinction of Meccano and this has been a main disaster as far as the education of our young engineers and scientists is concerned. Lego is a technically trivial plaything and little ones enjoy it partly simply because it is so straightforward and partly simply because it is seductively coloured. I uncover that I nevertheless complainingly wonder at the present position of football in American education.
I have now stated sufficient to show you that it is indispensable for this nation to have a scientific education in connexion with producers, if we wish to outstrip the intellectual competitors which now, happily for the globe, prevails in all departments of industry. In addition, I would urge, that a thorough study of Human Physiology is, in itself, an education broader and more complete than much that passes below that name.