Friday, May 31, 2013

What is the Most Important Component in Education?

This entire text was taken directly from the post, "The single most innovative concept in education is at least 100 hundred years old" by Bobby George and June George.

(What do you think?)

"In this wonderfully candid interview, conducted in 1995, (Steve) Jobs was asked, “Some people say that this new technology may be [the most important thing in schools]….” He responded:

'I absolutely don’t believe that. … I’ve helped with more computers in more schools than anybody else in the world and I [am] absolutely convinced that [it] is by no means the most important thing.'

What is the most important thing? Well, for Steve Jobs, no less than Maria Montessori, to be sure, it was another person. As he goes on to explain, “The most important thing is a person. A person who incites your curiosity and feeds your curiosity; and machines cannot do that in the same way that people can.”

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