'The cultivation of the individual learner's potential'
I attended the Core Education breakfast meeting a couple of weeks ago in Wellington (well worth going if you are in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch). The speaker,Rachael Bolsted included this great quote.
I love the concept that education is about cultivation - tending and nurturing the whole child, and in a Discovery Time session, finding a student's potential is one of the key benefits. We frequently have teachers say to us that they didn't know a student had a particular strength until they stepped back and observed it during Discovery Time.