The case for learning journeys; habits of questing, wandering remain essential for education today

Habits of questing, wandering remain essential for education today

Blaise Pascal's famous mid-17th century statement, "All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone", from the Pensees collection of writings, is a convenient quotation to avoid inconvenient interactions.

It may resonate with devout netizens who find that the widely webbed virtual world fully gratifies their wishes for distraction, social contact and learning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2018, with the headline 'The case for learning journeys'. Print Edition | Subscribe