Monday, June 01, 2015

How much to teach vs. how much to step back...

One of the commonest errors in the kindergarten, as well as one of the most pernicious, is that of assisting the child too much in all his work... This vice, for it is a vice, of assisting the child too much causes him to lose his own power of bravely and persistently overcoming difficulties, and makes him weak and dependent. – Froebel's Gifts, 1895
The same question arises in all of education, whether teaching children or adults, and most particularly in teaching how to do, not simply what to know.

The image above is of a set of salt and pepper shakers in the works.

Make, fix and create...

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