The industrial revolution created not just consumers but a consumer society. The sheer scale required to sustain the economics of industrialization meant that not only did products become standardized but so did the services associated with them. This brought tremendous benefits to society, including lower prices, higher quality, and improved living standards. The downside was that over time the role of consumers became almost entirely passive.From Change by Design, p. 113
Isn't it high time we change our industrial education system so that students are no longer passive consumers stuck in a standardized environment, designed more for economical reasons unrelated to learning?