Saturday, November 02, 2013

STEM Education and Scientism - the curse of modern education. We need a renaissance

Education, education, education, said Prime Minister Tony Blair. He meant indoctrination, indoctrination, indoctrination of course. The thing the Politically Correct intellectual bullies of the new left fear most is an educated working class capable of questioning the dogmas of the scientific dictatorship.

In common with Bill Clinton, Gerhard Schroeder and Jaques chirac in his own ear, and Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and Francois hollande among the current generation Blair, extolled the benefits of the STEM education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, subjects on which, in the view od politicians, all education should focused from a very early age.

It's bollocks of course, from an early age children need to be given a broad base on which they can later build their specialisations later. The Renaissance education which my generation had the benefit of, was designed to do this. It produced whole, rounded human beings not nerds with heads full off book learning and no life experience, or semi - autistic OCD bell ends who get twithchy if the have not heard the word 'science' for more than thirty seconds.

The values and purposes of Renaissance education were to improve the society, increase the economy, and refine religious beliefs by equipping people to question dogma. The social lives of people were greatly influenced by advancements in education during the Renaissance. More people then ever before were sent to schools and educated.

The Theory of The Renaissance Education or Liberal Arts Education as it is sometimes called was that a broad grounded in language, mathematics, the arts and natural sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) prepares its graduates to pursue a wide range of interests in later life.

Rather than producing highly focused people with a very narrow skill set, the Renaissance Education should equip those who benefit from it to pursue a wide range of interests throughout their lives.

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