Philosophy of Teaching
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...teaching a how to live. What this means is that we ought to give the the conceptual and mentaltools to deal with the facts of reality. Teaching a person how to live means teaching him how to understand, conceptualize, to prove logically, and thus to think. Part of this entails being equipped with the devices necessary for him to pursue knowledge and acquire it by his own effort.
Children learn only through self-directed learning, which is not the method used by the majority of contemporary schools. Progressive education, the philosophy that education needs to reflect the fact that humans are social animals and learn best through social activities, contradicts... The proper function of education is in...