For those of you who have been on an improvement course with me you will know that I start off by saying that it isn’t a training course, it is about education (with the same being true about this blog).
I use Deming’s quote of:
“We’re not here to learn skills; we’re here for education – to learn theory.”
If you are uncertain about the difference between training (learning skills) and education then I think Alfie Kohn (leading education psychologist) makes the distinction really clear with the following:
“Would you want your kids to be provided with Sex Training or Sex Education?”
…I don’t think I need to say anymore to explain that!