Thursday, December 3, 2009

Engineers rejoice!

I know this may seem slightly off topic but this article about engineering, called A degree of passion is what's needed most, written by Prince Phillip, shows again how our school systems are failing our children.

"Many of our pioneering engineers started without any formal training but had a passion, and a talent, for invention and development. The system does not seem to be able to cope with the “hands-on” enthusiast, who has no immediate interest in academic qualifications. The challenge is to entice them on to the ladder of professional advancement."

Where there should be opportunities for creativity and innovation, we have created a prescribed and rigid learning structure. Nice to see even the English Royal Family have joined the band wagon....

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