Kicking off week two of the Purpos/ed #500words campaign is Stephen Lockyer, who writes:
Our young people are standing on a diving board before the future. We don’t know how far the drop is, how deep the pool is or even, given the future conditions, if they can swim. The purpose of education, our purpose, is to help them make the best judgement possible. We can tell them that the water is deep, but if they don’t believe us, they won’t jump.
You can continue reading Stephen’s contribution at: http://www.classroomtm.co.uk/the-purpose-of-education-is-connection-500words (please do leave comments for him!)
The list of all contributors during this campaign is at: http://bit.ly/purposedu500