As education has slowly evolved, we are left with more questions than answers. Many experts emphasize that “learning must be a way of being – an ongoing set of attitudes." As information and ideas have exploded, a new perspective on knowledge and learning, and is necessary. There is a futuristic energy to the question: What kind of knowledge changes us? For as knowledge changes us, we continue to change the landscape of knowledge. We end this exploration of Speculation with the novella, Anthem by Ayn Rand, which will help us value the acquisition of knowledge, and question the status quo and the value of beauty in our world.
The overarching goal of this unit is to appreciate the power of ideas and information to influence life on universal and personal levels and to set a course for learning that affects a change in us and in others.
Ideas to Ponder: