Published January 29, 2017
[Editor’s note: The following is the seventh part of a ten-part series of reflections on education, presented by Wayne Weiseman. These remarks are reprinted from his Facebook site with his permission.]
Education as an Evolutionary Process
“My words become stained with your love. You occupy everything, you occupy everything.” (Pablo Neruda)
We may say that life is an evolutionary journey. What do we mean by the word evolutionary? Is it from a Darwinian perspective that we take our first step onto the path of education? Maybe not. To evolve, in Latin, means, “to turn out”. The Latin word, volere, is a turning, a revolving. The word revolere means to turn again, to turn out, and to rotate out. Educate- to lead out. To unfold, to spiral, to grow, to transform.