ABOUT–the importance of shop class

“you can’t hammer a nail over the Internet.”
― Matthew B. CrawfordShop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work

“The current educational regime is based on a certain view about what kind of knowledge is important: “knowing that,” as opposed to “knowing how.”
― Matthew B. CrawfordShop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work

 

These quotes illustrate the conscious effort that is needed in order  to shift some value back towards tangible hands on skills.  The importance of knowing how as opposed to knowing what is one that is growing ever more important.  Woodworking teaches Design, Process, Attention to detail, Pride in ones work, Patience and Problem solving! As we become over more detached from the real world and buried into screens, vr, mmorpg and all the other conveniences afforded by carrying around the bulk of  popular knowledge in our pockets accessible with the touch of a screen–The importance of doing and making are becoming more and more important.

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