Anyway his point is one I have on rare occasion heard before. That too much priority gets put on imaginative thinking and this loads the dice in terms of children later growing and believing in all sorts of nonsense. And that such skills are not always practical for certain children’s preferred vocations, as one educational article recently put it here in the great State of Utah “Cows Don’t Read and Don’t Care if You Can” (not kidding).
So here are my discussion questions for anyone who wants to tackle them.
1 Is promoting imagination intrinsically good/ bad in early/later education?
2 What is lost by removing it?
3 What is gained by keeping it?
4 Howe do we assess these?
5 What then are the limits for imagination?
And my answers: