Anytime you increase the flow, you increase efficiency. When you increase the flow of thought you increase the abilities to teach and to learn. We are learning more and more about the brain, its capacity and how humans learn each day with the modern techniques of fMRI and other innovative technologies. Now I would like to discuss the value in these possible future innovations and how they will affect the changes in education. There are so many theories in schooling on the best way to teach little humans and re-educate adults, but all brains and people do not exactly think the same. Connections are made through memorizing by association, alliteration and rote memorization and countless other ways. What we need to be careful of brain washing our brains to think in unnatural ways and to believe that everything we learn is truth. The basic reasoning on this is that ‘truth is relative’ and a relative story is the one about the elephant where if asked to describe it while blind folded and you are holding onto a leg, you might say it is like tree trunk the tail a rope and the tusk a solid pointed rock. None are incorrect, but in the same regard none are absolutely correct. It is therefore apparent that blindfolds will keep us from the closest possible relative truth.
Too often we teach in schools as an absolute, the information all of it is relative. And the changing truth of political correctness of history every 20 years is also an interesting phenomenon, not to mention a real problem. Why on Earth would you re-write the truth of history? Well perhaps to get closer to the truth since in the period you could not tell the truth. Well then that means that the flow of thought has been stifled and the usefulness of the media and historical writings has been suppressed. Once the truth is feathered out, and then later it is changed again and again then it is but a mere work of fiction and brain washing. Therefore even those who study the annals of history so that they do not allow that history to repeat itself; are using the information in vain and there is an increasing possibility that they will repeat all that they fear due to the fact they are using bogus data as men before them had; garbage in, garbage out.
When we educate we should do so with an extreme conviction to tell the truth to the best of our abilities and without regard to the political correctness. If you burn all the books of today you will surely repeat those hardships over again in the future. Every time we inhibit or restrict thought we deny the truth, suppress innate characteristics of mankind and then allow these thoughts to appear at inappropriate times and cause serious issues, which are often compounded later.
If we will use our current technology to teach our historical record as precisely as possible and in such a way that it flows naturally into the faithful servant side of the brain correctly for maximum retention and recall, then in fact we are well on our way to teaching humans to think and reason based on good solid data. Indeed, this in fact would be the best for all concerned in this period and future periods, which follow. Please make a note of it and do think on it.
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