Tag: Education (home)

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.

permalink source: Franklin P. Adams
tags: Education, Learning

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

permalink source: Aristotle
tags: Education

Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

permalink source: Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"
tags: Education, Wisdom

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

permalink source: Derek Bok, president of Harvard
tags: Education

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.

permalink source: Charles Caleb Colton
tags: Apologetics, Education, Questions

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

permalink source: Confucius
tags: Education, Training

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

permalink source: William Butler Yeats
tags: Education, Learning

Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without an education. Education appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence.

permalink source: A. E. Wiggan
tags: Education, Intelligence

One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.

permalink source: James Watson
tags: Education, Intelligence, Perception

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

permalink source: Hellen Keller
tags: Education, Learning

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein -- it rejects it. My thoughts on this: we must disguise new ideas in order for them to be easily accepted.

permalink source: P. Medawar
tags: Education, Learning

CBC is kind of a Vo-tech school for ministers.

permalink source: Anthony Palmer
tags: Education, Assemblies Of God

It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical?

permalink source: Alan Perlis
tags: Education

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.

permalink source: Laurence J Peter
tags: Education

Education is an admirable thing, but it is worth remembering from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

permalink source: Oscar Wilde
tags: Education, Wisdom

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.

permalink source: George Santayana
tags: Education

God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board.

permalink source: Mark Twain
tags: Education, Folly, Humor, Insults

To teach is to learn.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Education, Learning

The expert is a person who avoids the small errors as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Education, Experience, Mistake

Everyone can be taught to sculpt: Michelangelo would have had to be taught how not to. So it is with the great philosophers.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Education, Genius, Learning

The mind can absorb no more than the seat can endure.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Communication, Education

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.

permalink source: B. F. Skinner
tags: Education

"When I came back to the navy from Princeton, of course, the navy has a strong antiintellectual bias. I don't think my degree from Princeton helped me very much at all to make flag officer, but after I made flag officer, the navy used to brag about it all the time. [Admiral Crowe has a Ph.D.] It opened up vistas for me that would not have happened otherwise."

permalink source: Admiral Crowe, quoted in Edgar Puryear, American Generalship, p 226-227
tags: Education, College

A father was examining his son's report card. "One thing is definitely in your favor," he announced. With this report card, you couldn't possibly be cheating."

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Education, Insults, School

In a forest a fox bumps into a little rabbit, and says, "Hi, junior, what are you up to?" "I'm writing a dissertation on how rabbits eat foxes," said the rabbit. "Come now, friend rabbit, you know that's impossible!" "Well, follow me and I'll show you." They both go into the rabbit's dwelling and after a while the rabbit emerges with a satisfied expression on his face. Comes along a wolf. "Hello, what are we doing these days?" "I'm writing the second chapter of my thesis, on how rabbits devour wolves." "Are you crazy? Where is your academic honesty?" "Come with me and I'll show you." As before, the rabbit comes out with a satisfied look on his face and a diploma in his paw. Finally, the camera pans into the rabbit's cave and, as everybody should have guessed by now, we see a mean-looking, huge lion sitting next to some bloody and furry remnants of the wolf and the fox. The moral: It's not the contents of your thesis that are important -- it's your PhD advisor that really counts.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Education, Grades, Logic, Reason, College

"Fifty percent of all we taught you is wrong," announced the President of Harvard Medical School at commencement. "The trouble is, we don't know which fifty percent."

permalink source: Richard Swenson, The Overload Syndrome p 137
tags: Education, Perspective, Balance

One day our professor was discussing a particularly complicated concept. A pre-med student rudely interrupted to ask "Why do we have to study this stuff?" "To save lives," the professor responded and continued with the lecture. A few minutes later the same student spoke up again. "So, how does physics save lives?" he persisted. "It keeps the ignoramuses out of medical school," replied the professor.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Education, Knowledge, College

Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must.

permalink source: Duke of Wellington
tags: Education, Folly, Learning, Wisdom

If I ran a school, I’d give the average grade to the one who gave me all the right answers, for being good parrots. I’d give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me why they learned from them. --

permalink source: Buckminster Fuller
tags: Education, Learning, Mistake

Children enter school as question marks and leave as periods.

permalink source: Neil Postman
tags: Education, Curiosity

Where there are two PhDs in a developing country, one is head of state and the other is in exile.

permalink source: Lord Samuel
tags: Education, Politics

A liberal education...is the education which gives a man a clear, conscious view of his own opinions and judgment, a truth in developing them, and eloquence in expressing them, and a force in urging them. It teaches him to see things as they are, to go right to the point, to disentangle a skein of thought, to detect what is sophistical, and to discard what is irrelevant. It prepares him to fill any post with credit, and to master any subject with facility. It shows him how to accommodate himself to others, how to throw himself into their state of mind, how to bring before them his own, how to influence them, how to come to an understanding with them, how to bear with them. He is at home in any society, he has common ground with every class; he knows when to speak and when to be silent; he is able to converse, he is able to listen; he can ask a question pertinently, and gain a lesson seasonably, when he has nothing to impart himself; he is ever ready, yet never in the way; he is a pleasant companion, and a comrade you can depend upon; he knows when to be serious and when to trifle, and he has a sure tact which enables him to trifle with gracefulness and to be serious with effect. He has the repose of a mind which lives in itself, while it lives in the world, and which has resources for its happiness at home when it cannot go abroad. He has s gift which serves him in public, and supports him in retirement, without which good fortune is but vulgar, and with which failure and disappointment have a charm. The art which tends to make a man all of this, is in the object which it pursues as useful as the art of wealth or the art of health, though it is less susceptible of method, and less tangible, less certain, less complete in its results. By: Cardinal Newman Source: Discourse No. VII as found in The Idea of a University, by John Henry

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Education

We still believe that teaching and learning are two sides of the same coin, but we ought to realize that they are not: one learns a subject, and one teaches a person. By: Peter Drucker Source: in TIME, Jan. 22, 1990, pg. 6

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Education, Learning, Teaching

STAGES OF LEARNING (Stephen ? # Theory - I read the background (including even books) or theoretical basis for the discipline # Example - I look at examples of what I am trying to study, deconstructing the work, finding out what part does what # Practice - I write software, articles (like this one), or create web pages # Community - I distribute part of what I create, soliciting feedback, engaging in dialogue, participating in the discipline community

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Education, Learning

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permalink source: Calvin & Hobbes
tags: Education, Learning, College

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.

permalink source: Bertrand Russell
tags: Education

If you keep your mind sufficiently open, people will throw a lot of rubbish into it.

permalink source: William Orton
tags: Education, Skepticism

[Jerome] Bruner described three distinct stages in the learning process, each of which has a different state of mind: "Enactive, iconic, and symbolic." This was illustrated by an experiment with two water glasses, one short and fat, and the other tall and thin. When children are shown the contents of the short glass being poured into the tall one, they will say that there is more water in the tall one, even though they saw the pouring. If you then hide both glasses, the children change their minds, reasoning that the water had nowhere else to go. This could be done several times; each time the children would repeat the assertion that there was more water in the tall thin glass whenever they could see it but deny it when it was not visible. The experiment illustrates the different mental states that underlie our learning process. [The research cited is from Jerome Bruner, Toward A Theory of Instruction, 1966]

permalink source: Bill Moggridge, Designing Interactions, 161
tags: Education, Children, Critical Thinking