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WISEWOMAN FORUM: EDUCATION, SCHOOLING AND LEARNING: Our Experiences and Insights, with Brenda Freeman

  • Sunday, October 17, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom, Eastern Time
  • 25

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Education reflects society and transmits values and norms. It may be public or private, home-based schooling or innovative as in charter or magnet schools.  Modern (western) education is rooted in Greek, Roman and Medieval ideals all of which have mystical and/or religious origins. In Plato’s time education was primarily for ruling class males. Formal Roman education was based on the Greek system.  Many of the private tutors in the Roman system were Greek slaves or freedmen. Medieval education’s goal was to reconcile Christianity with classical philosophy following the Dark Ages.  Contemporary education is changing before our eyes.  Certain skills taught when people “of a certain age” were students such as cursive script are no longer taught.  Due to COVID-19, technology has gained wide acceptance.  Computer-assisted learning can benefit students’ unique educational needs as long as it doesn’t replace interpersonal contact and community involvement.  Dorothy Sayers, a 20th century British novelist, summed it up when she wrote that education should “teach children to think, rather than what to think” and that “even if we learn nothing to speak of in school, we know where the system can be improved.” 

Brenda Freeman will introduce and moderate a group discussion of this topic.  Participants consider sharing your own experiences and insights on education and learning.  Brenda graduated from UC Santa Cruz where she studied anthropology and linguistics and from the Johns Hopkins University (School of Advanced International Studies). She serves as meeting planner for the Wisewoman Organizing Group.

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