Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Are schools like prisons?

Are Schools like Prisons? (posted by Graham Brown-Martin on Linkedin). I thought I might muse upon it here...
"By way of encouraging thought and discussion we've posted a visual polemic that makes some general comparisons between schools and prisons. 
Of course, these are generalisations not intended to offend but simply to enquire and is linked to the another discussion within this group around school design ( and also promoted by a short video clip from Alvin Toffler discussing the purpose of education in terms of preparing young people for industry: 
We then asked what a classroom might look like if learners designed them? 
But what do you think? 
Are we in danger of institutionalising children in a manner that results in rule followers rather than creative innovators?"

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