TMR 133 : Dr. Tim Ball : Educational Ergonomics

DrTimBallThis week we are once again joined by Dr. Tim Ball, retired professor of Historical Climatology at the University of Winnipeg, for a characteristically fun and fascinating conversation on the subject of Educational Ergonomics.

What is education? What is it for? And−a question that increasing numbers of people are asking in these days of rising student debt and increasing unemploymentwho is it for? Is it primarily for the student, whether in school or college, or has it become in large measure a socially-acceptable form of structural unemployment to help keep the wheels of the State turning?

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[education, university, college, school, puberty, Mortimer Adler, Aristotle, Phaedra, climate change, disaffection, structural unemployment, student debt, liberal arts, John Taylor Gatto, home schooling, Chris Hedges, Mozart, Bach, Darwin, Alexander von Humboldt, specialisation, trivium, logic, IQ, academic freedom, dissent, Margaret Thatcher, eleven plus, Leonardo da Vinci, free speech, Peter Schiff]

 

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