Interactive television Education
Radical thinking exercise. Watch the news, (or better tape it) Listen to the words used. Write some down that you don’t understand. Try to remember what the speaker was talking about. Look up the meaning of the words in the dictionary and see what they mean and if they make sense to what he or she was talking about. Or if you can’t be bothered with dictionaries. Count up the words in sound bites that mean nothing. Figure out how much of the articles and information has any relevance to you. Compare the sports coverage to the news coverage and news coverage to business coverage. And you will soon see why TV news is boring to most people. (apart from those who radically analyze it) You could do it between the adverts they are getting long enough these days. Then apply the same logic to other areas of interest.
Who is qualified to do what
Where do we learn to think Let us look at some of the tools used in radical thought that will help us tackle the obstacles that stand in the way of expressing an opinion.
First. Education is somehow seen in industrial societies as a formal notion. i.e.Your most important educational experience is in school?
Yes school is important in the education of basic reading and writing, english, math’s and so on. But school also enforces in children an attitude of; discipline, conformity to the rules, rote learning, competition, paper qualifications, boredom management and a forced curriculum of what is deemed important in the world of commerce.
Lets face it school is where you learn and are disciplined to spend your day working 8 hours + at the behest of your employer until you retire. Without school training this existence that takes up the best part of your day usually in mindless uncreative work would be unimaginable to normal thinking people.
Yes I know for some school and work was, is, a wonderful experience. But I’m not talking about them I’m talking about the vast majority, who after school do boring jobs or sit on the dole.
If you think about it. Real education is attained in the community through experiences with your family; friends, associates, neighbors, acquaintances and cooperation in day to day life. A question would be. How many of these experiences are dealt with in school? What I’m suggesting here is to put aside the formal education of school and concentrate on the education of citizen.
In school all our outcomes are decided for us by rules that don’t necessarily have our best interests or qualities at heart. We are judged by not what we are capable of or what we desire but rather by what authority deems fit and necessary as education. That is, more or less, trained for the jobs market. (The above also applies to further education).