Without effective eyes to see, does a light cast light? Not for practical purposes. (p42)
I take a lot of inspiration from philosophy & other abstract thinking. What I try to be mindful of, when I apply such concepts to education, is that these are different realms in important ways. Some interpretations of innovative educational theories often get confused in the cross-over.
An educational endeavor will always be measured against the idea of success. Education always has a goal – whether that is a specific goal or a loose goal simply defined by topic – that will always permeate its activity. The universe does not.
An educational theory cannot be a metaphysical theory. It cannot be a theory of everything, because we cannot see a theory of everything from the outside…we wouldn’t know the purpose.