We’re coming towards the end of week two of the Purpos/ed #500words campaign. Today it’s the turn of Dave Stacey, who writes:
A scientist takes two frogs and two pans of water. He places one frog in a pan of water and puts it on to boil. The second frog he leaves while he boils the water in the second pan. Once the water is hot, he drops the frog in. It, not unsurprisingly, leaps out. Meanwhile the first frog slowly boils to death.
I suspect that if you dropped us into the current educational system, given everything else we know about people, about learning and about life, we might act like that second frog.
What’s it going to take before we wake up and realise that the water around is boiling, and it’s boiling away the enthusiasm of many of those still sitting in the pan?
You can continue reading Dave’s contribution at: http://blog.mrstacey.org.uk/?p=649 (please do leave comments for him!)
The list of all contributors during this campaign is at: http://bit.ly/purposedu500