Aims of education

Where do we want to go?

The aims of education in an environment that potentially changes faster than most people realize, needs to be placed as the top priority in the modern educational discussion. Without rethinking our aims, it is of little value to discuss administrative reforms, testing, accountability, pedagogic practices or the use of technology, to name some of the current discourses. Bringing the discussion about aims to the centre is, I claim, the biggest challenge for modern education. This is unfortunately a neglected issue. Discussing how to get somewhere tends to be meaningless if you don’t discuss where to go.