The real side of the fun and craziness that goes on in the UKZN Howard College Debating Union.

 

“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum….”
― Noam Chomsky

“I am a master of logic and a powerfully convincing debater. In fact, against my better judgment, I can talk myself out of doing anything.”
― Jarod Kintz

It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.
Joseph Joubert

for those who care. Happy valentines, whatever

for those who care. Happy valentines, whatever

presidential fist bump

presidential fist bump

yes, i don’t think he remembers much of this night

yes, i don’t think he remembers much of this night

nationals 2012

nationals 2012

gjmueller:

A 15-year-old student’s ed reform plan: Self-directed learning

Arooj Ahmad is a high-achieving 15-year-old high school sophomore at Libertyville High School in suburban Chicago who has taken a focused interest in reforming the U.S. education system, which he calls outdated.
He says that schools spend too much time forcing students to memorize a mountain of facts rather than teaching relevant knowledge that can help them select a career path and function well as adults.

Keep reading to find out what he things is wrong with education and how to fix it.

gjmueller:

A 15-year-old student’s ed reform plan: Self-directed learning

Arooj Ahmad is a high-achieving 15-year-old high school sophomore at Libertyville High School in suburban Chicago who has taken a focused interest in reforming the U.S. education system, which he calls outdated.

He says that schools spend too much time forcing students to memorize a mountain of facts rather than teaching relevant knowledge that can help them select a career path and function well as adults.

Keep reading to find out what he things is wrong with education and how to fix it.

5 Sure Ways to Lose Top Talent - Forbes

goodideaexchange:

Ignoring the extraordinary insights emerging from modern science would be about as clever as believing the current technology explosion is short-lived and the Cloud will soon dissipate. Not very.”