Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Professional COMM 9/25: Oscar Wilde on Education

"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught" -Oscar Wilde

I absolutely love this quote... in fact, it expresses one of the ideas that I use to guide me in my teaching and in my life. Oscar Wilde was an amazingly witty and penetrating writer of dramas, satires and pithy aphorisms. What do you think he means by this quote? Why would I, a teacher, like it so much? What might he be referring to when he says "worth knowing"?

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