Russell Brand, Steve Jobs, Malala and the Self Organised Learning Environment

Trivium 21c

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“Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow… Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.”
― Malala Yousafzai

Russell Brand in his now infamous interview with Evan Davis talks about how he has: “…been going on this journey of learning and education from people who are engaged… we don’t want pedagogic figures coming in and didactically shouting at us, we want to organise ourselves…  that era has passed, the BBC gives enough of a voice to conventional wisdom…” Here Brand’s ‘educational journey’ is set up against ‘conventional wisdom’ which, it is hinted, comes from didactic pedagogues. Not only has Brand a distrust of politicians, there is a distrust of teachers here too. Pointedly he goes on to say: “Now Evan, I hope you are not going to take this opportunity, an Oxford educated economist, to come on the TV and be rude…

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