The following are some questions intended to provoke discussion at a deeper and wider level about how we choose to structure our educational encounters, how we decide on the appropriate content for a meaningful education, and what the most fruitful relationship might be between good education and a vigorous, compassionate society.
Please add your own questions…
• Is it important for a quality education to challenge prevailing beliefs of all kinds?
• Is learning that is not goal-oriented a fundamental asset to creative, sustainable cultures, economies and societies?
• Should quality education be independent of money (temporarily/permanently), and how could that happen?
• What might be different about the concept of a radical education in your region from any other part of the world?
• How could educational systems that are sensitive to smallness and locale remain connected to a larger system of values, or does this matter?
• Reciprocally: How does cohesive social meaning arise from self-directed exploration?
• Can relationships exist between conforming and disruptive patterns of educational process?
• How can structure and fluidity intertwine in excellent education?
• What is the relationship between criticism and personal growth in quality education?
• What are some ways that educational systems could thrive on a smaller scale without becoming elite?
• What might persuade members of a deeply consumption-oriented culture to steer away from educational systems that treat students as clients?
• How do we best equip young minds for the future without knowing what the future will bring?
• What are the differences between job training and an education?