Education is knowledge in action.
Recognizing education as the active dispersion of wisdom is an enlightened view of learning, and John F. Kennedy was certainly an innovative thinker. The term "truth" represents slippery terrain, but I like to think of it as the best that is known: the most productive, efficient, empowering, and rational.
With the power of the poet, William Butler Yeats captures the action of learning visually through metaphor. Learners are not empty buckets, but brains full of interests, ideas, creativity, and previous knowledge. One cannot fill the brain of another because it is already full, but one can actively alter the neural pathways and networks to generate better, more critical thinking.
By Darin L. Hammond
Writer for ZipMinis and owns ZipMinis Freelance Writing. Darin Publishes across the web on sites like Technorati, BC Blog, Blog Critics, Broowaha, Demand Media Studios, and Social Media Today. Google
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