SIR KEN ROBINSON: Full body education
there’s something funny they don’t tell you about industrialized education.
sure, society will focus on teaching math and science skills.
to a point.
getting an education in math or science BEYOND a certain point is frowned upon. And people with PhD’s in math and science will have trouble getting jobs outside the academy.
Because even though you’re mighty as all hell at calculus or analysis, or general knowledge of a field they can’t imagine how to use you. and if they can’t imagine how to use you, you are of no use to them.
Advanced degrees in mathematics and science are as useful to industry as a degree in dance.
but a similar personal impetus is the driving force which pushes an individual to find fulfilment in advanced study.
so maybe, if we appreciate that there is good reason for someone to become a master scientist, we should also appreciate someone becoming a master dancer.