There is some concern about secondary
educational science in Britain, among other places and if you presented science this way, maybe to improve things about it, I mean is there any work being done. I mean is there any work being done.
So I’d like to make three comments about this. So I’d like to make three comments about this. One, Sir you’re too kind, I’m sure that you don’t want to have
Tadashi in front of children. Secondly, you see there is a little bit of a structural issue, this is a second point there’s a third point coming. Structural issue which is that, when you want to learn to play an instrument, a musical instrument for example the piano and because you want to express your
romantic soul by playing Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto. Well but initially you have to learn the arpeggio, finger exercises lots and lots, so that your fingers move in symphony with your brain and that is indeed a really trying exercise. It’s like crossing a desert. It’s like crossing a desert.
But you know that on the other side
of the desert there’s an oasis. But you know that on the other side
of the desert there’s an oasis. And then from that oasis you can go cross another desert theres an oasis and eventually you can start playing Rachmaninoff. And so, children really must know
how to do arithmetic. And ok you can motivate with fun examples and so on. But there is no way round learning the multiplication table and just breaking it, so you have to do this. So there crossing in the desert and those technicalities are absolutely essential if you want to be fluent users. So fluent that you are no longer bothered by those small technicalities and you can actually concentrate your brain power on something interesting. You have to have those technical skills and it’s always the same problem with acquiring the technical skill, you have to cross a desert and then you can do something. So I think this kind of thing might have some use in, sort of convincing people that
every once in a while there is an oasis but it will not replace crossing the desert. And so this is really something that I think, I’m no expert in education for secondary school children. But it’s really the same story for any technical skill. You have to cross a desert but also, you might as well, you should provide oasis and a third point is, you know if I may say so. Maybe you have concerns because you’re British and my wife is British, I live in Britian,
I love Britian and so on. But we have concerns for British
secondary school education. But if Britain decides not to do other countries will and I think humanity will go on. So we shouldn’t worry too much for humanity, we might be worried for Britain but okay, That’s British problem. and if the British people decide not to do anything well, other people will go on.