Coronavirus Shows us it’s Time to Rethink Everything. Let’s Start with Education

| June 24, 2020 | Leave a Comment

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: May 12

Year of Publication: 2020

Publication City: London, UK

Author(s): George Monbiot

Newspaper: The Guardian

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Imagine mentioning William Shakespeare to a university graduate and discovering they had never heard of him. You would be incredulous. But it’s common and acceptable not to know what an arthropod is, or a vertebrate, or to be unable to explain the difference between an insect and spider. No one is embarrassed when a “well-educated” person cannot provide even a rough explanation of the greenhouse effect, the carbon cycle or the water cycle, or of how soils form.

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