The Big Think

March 8, 2010

Warning, Your Reality is Out of Date

Filed under: Education — jasony @ 11:26 am

Our schools are biased against mesofacts. The arc of our educational system is to be treated as little generalists when children, absorbing bits of knowledge about everything from biology to social studies to geology. But then, as we grow older, we are encouraged to specialize. This might have been useful in decades past, but in our increasingly fast-paced and interdisciplinary world, lacking an even approximate knowledge of our surroundings is unwise.

(h/t barry)link

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