Hi Dave
An interesting post that I enjoyed reading, as I did the reply from Jon Dron and the comments there.
I have posted a response that is mostly links to other ideas framed by Mark K Smith on the Infed website. In particular the idea that we are mixing up ‘education’ and ‘schooling’, in our definitions.
He argues that education can and should be defined thus
“Education is the wise, hopeful and respectful cultivation of learning undertaken in the belief that all should have the chance to share in life.”

and that it is schooling that is
“trying to drill learning into people according to some plan often drawn up by others”

My post with the links is at http://marksparadigm.blogspot.fi/2016/11/learning-education-and-schooling.html