what is education for
“This is some of the very best educational—or philosophical—writing I have read. Bearing the hallmarks of a modern classic, What Is Education? is a remarkable essay, sometimes personal, always scholarly, about Philip Jackson, about Jackson reading Dewey, about the nature of reading and interpretation, and about the aims of education as a cultural and truth-generating activity and as a personal quest. In the process, Jackson discusses different kinds of truth, from factual to conceptual to speculative, moral, and personal, and then uses this discussion to develop a vision for the renewal of education. Through his use of philosophy and pedagogy, and even in his innovative interpretations of poets such as Wallace Stevens, Jackson displays the qualities Dewey promoted, namely a truly engaged, inquiring mind.”
Association of American Publishers: PROSE Book Award
Physical Education is “education through the physical”. It aims to develop students’ physical competence and knowledge of movement and safety, and their ability to use these to perform in a wide range of activities associated with the development of an active and healthy lifestyle. It also develops students’ confidence and generic skills, especially those of collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and aesthetic appreciation. These, together with the nurturing of positive values and attitudes in PE, provide a good foundation for students’ lifelong and life-wide learning.