"Education that consists in learning things and not the meaning of them
is feeding upon the husks and not the corn." Mark Twain
I've read this somewhere recently.
I love it.
It speaks to our wisdom, not to our fears.
On the other hand, shoving learning soundbytes down the throats of our young children in the rush for them to measure up to some perceived standard is motivated out of fear, it seems to me.
What is left of childhood when it becomes squeezed between all the scheduled learning and entertainment opportunities? When did simply living inside one's own life become so unpopular?
To begin to understand the meaning of a thing needs time.
Lots of time to deeply get to know the thing in different phases and from several angles.
Slow, deep learning is learning that I can trust