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ERIC Number: EJ828201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
What Einstein Can Teach Us about Education
Hayes, Denis
Education 3-13, v35 n2 p143-154 May 2007
People are more likely to associate Einstein with complex scientific theories and mathematical calculations than with education theory. In fact, Einstein's own experiences of schooling and his reflections on the meaning of life and the significance of education are profound and oddly relevant to the situation that pertains in England today. It is difficult to believe, but never the less true that the great man valued imagination above knowledge and passionately promoted the need for perseverance, thoughtful reflection and the opportunity to fail as a necessary precursor to success. For teachers who are tired of labouring under a tightly prescribed curriculum, narrowly focused learning outcomes and formal teaching methods, Einstein's perspectives provide a refreshing wind of hope and inspiration. For teachers who are content to embrace and implement every nuance of government policy, his assertions will appear idealistic and banal. Either way, Einstein has much to teach us about education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom