Contemplative Wednesday

The essence of education is not to transfer knowledge; it is to guide the learning process, to put responsibility for study into the students’ own hands. It is not the piecemeal merchandising of information; it is the bestowal of keys that allow people to unlock the vault of knowledge on their own. It does not consist of pilfering the intellectual property amassed by others through no additional effort of one’s own; it would rather place people on their own path of discovery and invention.

-Tsunesaburo Makiguchi

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4 Responses to Contemplative Wednesday

  1. K says:

    Education is a progressive discovery of your own ignorance.
    -Will Durant

  2. eatsbugs says:

    The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think – rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.

    –Bill Beattie

  3. But also to freak ’em out a bit.

    -Carl Pilkington

  4. krista says:

    I love all these quotes. Especially this one, which I find to be scarily true: Education is a progressive discovery of your own ignorance.

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