“The principle that drives human life flourishing is curiosity.
If you can light the spark of curiosity in a child, they will learn without any further assistance, very often.
Children are natural learners.
Its a real achievement to put that particular ability out, or to stifle it.
Curiosity is the engine of achievement.
Now the reason I say this is because one of the effects of the current culture here, if I can say so. has been to De-professionalize teachers.
There is no system in the world or any school in the country that is better than its teachers.
Teachers are the lifeblood of the success of schools.
But teaching is a creative profession.
Teaching, properly conceived, is not a delivery system.
You know, you’re not there just to pass on received information.
Great teachers do that, but what great teachers also do is mentor, stimulate. provoke, engage.
You see, in the end, education is about learning, If there’s no learning going on, there’s no education going on.
And people can spend an awful lot of time discussing education without ever discussing learning.
The whole point of education is to got people to learn.”
-Sir Ken Robinson