Here is a TEDtalk with Kiran Bir Sethi where she discusses how people can be infected with a kind of passion for anything.
What she describes is the importance of children playing an active role in their education. No longer can we afford to 'school' children in school. We have to move beyond the sit-get-spit and forget kind of schooling.
How much must you hate your job if you only ever do it when you are paid to? And how much must students hate school if they only ever do it when they are at school? Kiran Bir Sethi is so right when she speaks about the need to blur the lines between school and life. That education is about imbedding learning into real life.
When I share this sentiment with others, I inevitably find the pessimists and the cynics who will say this is all utopian or idealistic, and that the system is far bigger and more powerful than I could imagine.
But I echo Kiran Bir Sethi when she says - If not us, then who? If not now, then when?
Kiran Bir Sethi: TEDIndia 2009