Capability: A Philosophical Position

Part of the Science & Technology Education Library book series (CTISE, volume 34)

In this chapter we focus attention on what – for us – is the central goal of education. Whilst some might prioritise knowledge, understanding and scholarship as the cornerstones that mark out the ‘educated’ person, we hold a somewhat different view. We prefer a view of education that celebrates qualities that empower people to make a difference in the world. Developing learners’ capability therefore seems to us a more important goal.

Keywords

Manifold Kelly Lawson Ethos 

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