Monday, January 05, 2009

some quotes on the object of education

Just a tiny bit more about education's proper end:

"Although we often succeed in teaching our pupils 'subjects,' we fail lamentably on the whole in teaching them how to think: they learn everything, except the art of learning." Dorothy Sayers.

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” Robert Hutchins

“Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view.” Robert Hutchins

it is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of things just so far as the nature of the subject admits; it is evidently equally foolish to accept probable reasoning from a mathematician and to demand from a rhetorician scientific proofs. Aristotle

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