‘Society Benefits From A Learning Culture’

September 7, 2017 | 3 Comments

Noting it is the start of another school year, CedarBridge Academy Principal Kalmar Richards and Warwick Academy Principal Dave Horan, on behalf of Principals from both the public and private schools, noted that the “development of any society benefits from collaboration amongst all sectors in reinforcing a ‘learning culture’.”

Education Book Bermuda TC September 6 2017

The Principals said, “We are marking the start of another School Year – formal education’s milestone around which calendars are organized. That said, it is important to remember that learning is continuous; an on-going process; spanning a lifetime.

“The motto of the genius Michaelangelo – “I’m still learning” – is a reminder that as long as we live, education is never-ending.

“Almost daily, in diverse circumstances, we are all offered opportunities to enlighten others and to be enlightened.

“In this context researchers have demonstrated that there are certain characteristics of communities, institutions and families which provide an optimum ‘learning culture’. This would be conditions that best nurture the overall development of individuals.

“Included amongst these characteristics, are:

  • Those practices that reinforce a positive self-image in individuals.
  • The promotion of an appreciation of the premise that ‘failure’ offers a doorway to learning.
  • A healthy sense of respect for those others with whom one interacts.
  • An awareness of the premise that learning is reinforced by ‘doing’.

“The African proverb regarding the ‘Village’ supports the notion that the development of any society benefits from collaboration amongst all sectors in reinforcing a ‘learning culture’.

“Walking the talk of this proverb, as school principals we are working collaboratively with other partners, in planning a ‘Cross-Island Parent Expo’ to be held on Saturday, October 7th.

“This ‘Expo’ will provide a platform which will offer families some tools, insights and practices that can help leverage the potential of our Island’s children.”

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  1. San George says:

    What’s the point of education if we are not permitted equal opportunity and equal protection under the law? Under conditions where people are educated and denied equal opportunity and protection under law, their new found knowledge simply creates animosity and dissent. Better to use the U.S. model – don’t educate certain sectors of the population in order to keep them in their place.

    • Comfortably numb says:

      Who is not allowed equal opportunity and equal protection in Bermuda’s schools? As to choosing the US model which doesn’t even rank in the global top 20 good luck with that – look at Finland and Singapore if you seek educational excellence. Seems like you need a little education, San George!

  2. Reading says:

    what does that situation have to do with the article

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