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The purpose of education is to increase empathy and equality – 500 words on #purpos/ed

I never did sign up for this, but, hey, the purpos/ed project is making a splash in our world and it is worth pitching in, even if my contributions are not timely, original or synthetic of what has gone before (see David Jennings, who took the synthesising route: http://alchemi.co.uk/archives/mis/purposed_whats_the_purpos.html). Cristina Costa neatly exposes a key issue, saying, “… education is part of what we are and what we become” (http://knowmansland.com/learningpath/?p=811). From this, I suggest that asking what the purpose of education is, is not far different from asking what our purpose is.

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