You can't be a great teacher if you stop being a student. (John Milton) Areopagitica is a 1644 prose polemic by John Milton, which was about opposing licensing and censorship, and defending the principle of a right to freedom of speech and expression.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. It is a miracle that curiosity survives a formal education. I never teach my pupils I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are not certain, they do not refer to reality.
The training he needs is theoretical, i.e., conceptual.
He has to be taught to think, to understand, to integrate, to prove.
Let him take what the boy has just learned and make him show him dozens of different aspects of it and then apply it to just as many different subjects, in order to find out whether he has really grasped it and make it part of himself, judging the boy's progress by what Plato taught about education.
Spewing up food exactly as you have swallowed it is evidence of a failure to digest and assimilate it; the stomach has not done its job if, during concoction, it fails to change the substance and the form of what it is given." (Michel de Montaigne)To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." (Teddy Theodore Roosevelt) “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” (Khalil Gibran)“A true disciple shows his appreciation by reaching further than his teacher.” (Aristotle) “Bitter are the roots of study, but how sweet their fruit.” (Cato) Acquire new knowledge while thinking over the old and you may become a teacher of others.
(Albert Einstein) - Albert Einstein Quotes - Einstein Archives - Albert Einstein.“The great academic tradition of knowing more and more about less and less until we know everything about nothing.”The traditional argument that mass education was necessary for intelligent participation in political democracy and that it must extend beyond the common school was heard in discussions regarding high schools, libraries, and Chautauquas.
A popular government, without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or tragedy, or perhaps both.
If higher education is to become a civic learning organization it will mean giving conscious attention to the public and productive qualities of the creation and diffusion of knowledge.
Putting the "public" back into public universities means multiplying public spaces, where people with diverse views can wrestle with controversial issues.