John Dewey on the Purpose of Education

John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity

Children are naturally curious. Our job as teachers is to keep their love for learning alive.

“His task is rather to keep alive the sacred spark of wonder and to fan the flame that already glows. His problem is to protect the spirit of inquiry, to keep it from becoming blasé from overexcitement, wooden from routine, fossilized through dogmatic instruction, or dissipated by random exercise upon trivial things.”

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