Ditch the Classroom; Speak in Tongues! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018)

When:
August 16, 2018 @ 8:10 pm – 9:10 pm Europe/London Timezone
2018-08-16T20:10:00+01:00
2018-08-16T21:10:00+01:00
Where:
New Town Theatre
Freemasons Hall
96 George St, Edinburgh EH2 3DH
UK
Cost:
£10 (£8)

Everybody believes that education is good: the more, the better. But what if the benefits of education are mainly due to knowing different languages? Does this mean we don’t need to study maths, biology or technology? Could our children have more hours in the day for play and do just as well in life? How many of us really need the specialist knowledge to prepare us for a possible medical career? Join Dr Thomas Bak (The University of Edinburgh) for this controversial take on educating future generations!