Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Quotation from John Dewey

Perhaps the greatest of all pedagogical fallacies is the notion that a person learns only that particular thing that he is studying at the time. Collateral learning in the way of formation of enduring attitudes, of likes and dislikes, may be and often is much more important than the spelling lesson or the lesson in geography or history that is learned. For these attitudes are fundamentally what count in the future.

John Dewey
Quoted in Steven Johnson’s Everything Bad is Good for You.

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