Thursday, 28 April 2016

Noam Chomsky on true education


I came across the following video on Open Culture wherein Noam Chomsky speaks about what being truly educated.  Chomsky paraphrases a “leading physicist” and former MIT colleague, who would tell his students, “it’s not important what we cover in the class; it’s important what you discover.”

On this point of view, to be truly educated means...
  • to be resourceful
  • to be able to “formulate serious questions”  
  • “question standard doctrine, if that’s appropriate”…. 
  • to “find your own way.”

1 comment:

  1. Cool! finally we can say we are educated ;) Chomsky says so too.

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