So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.
Reply If you could design your own visual art education what would it look like? Does Art Education start with a notion of pedagogy or does it start with a gathering? How much of it needs an institution to operate?
I recently took early retirement I should nail my colours to the mast as a dyed in the wool middle class white man of a certain age in part because the pressure for financial efficiency that has been a feature of the response to the banking meltdown, has reached the point where the student experience is no longer part of the discussion.
In the current educational climate, the measure will be how successfully the qualification is commodified. What changes most immediately when you leave your traditional education is that you leave the wider peer group and inevitably isolate yourself amongst likeminded souls, your best friends, who think everything you do is great and who have, for their own sake, a vested interest in bigging you up.
You lose the critical appreciation of a group where people are prepared to say you are wrong, that the idea you had is not apparent in the work you made.
Jerry Saltz, the Pulitzer Prize winning art critic, has a robust approach to art world success. That means your idiot idea has to be there in your idiot art. Having had a career trying to manage arts education in FE and HE I have found that the financially driven curriculum makes it difficult to extend teaching into a wider cultural debate.
What gets lost with the constraints on time are the discussions that develop holistic responses and peer support and resilience and the build-up of cultural capital that leads to aspiration and progress.
There are lots of discussions going on regionally, nationally and internationally about this commodification and how it directly impacts learning. All the initiatives out there offer curricula that are determined by the participants and lead to no accreditation.
One where each student contributes to the curriculum with their knowledge and experience, where skills are shared amongst the group, where a safe space is declared that facilitates challenge and helps develop a resilient narrative. There is an excellent list at https:Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
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Kennedy With a new inspirational quote every day, atop the perfect photo—collected and archived. Conformity is the Jailer of Freedom and the Enemy of Growth. ~~ President John F. Kennedy. In honor of Presidents Day this week, I am going to talk about Presidential Quotes.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. [Address before the United Nations, September 25 ] John F. Kennedy. Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. by John F.
Kennedy. Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. - John F. Kennedy. Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Live-By. When written in Chinese, the word "crisis". "Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." ~ John F.
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