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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Quote of the Week - St. Augustine

"Those who are called pupils consider within themselves whether what has been explained has been said truly… Thus they learn, and when the interior truth makes known to them that true things have been said, they applaud, but without knowing that instead of applauding teachers they are applauding learners." --St. Augustine of Hippo (De Magistro)

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

Pupils need to evaluate the facts that are being conveyed to them, in an effort to decide whether or not these facts are valid.

Failing to abide by this learning technique will tend to make the learner a "puppet" who automatically accepts as fact any material presented to him or her.