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Saturday, 12 June 2010

Quote of the week No. 39 : On education

After a week of on-and-off rain, Saturday has dawned grey and rainy. The view from my kitchen window is of rain-slick granite roofs and wet trees interlaced by streaming mist. 

Plato (428/7 BC - 348/7 BC), Athenian philosopher who really needs no introduction, least of all from me. 

"The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things."

I wonder what Plato would have made of Gormiti, Ben 10, et al? And I wonder whether he would have approved of car-less Carmine...

3 comments:

Sarah in deepest, darkest Lomellina said...

He would have loathed Gormiti. Wot with those thin soled sandals and all.

Because no adult can do otherwise given their ability to create the most intense and sweary foot pain when you step on the spiky bleeders left all over the house to the point where it feels like you live in a non explosive minefield.

LadyFi said...

I'm not sure I agree with this. I believe more along the lines of Einstein: Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Carol said...

I'm afraid that I'm with Lady Fi on this one..

C x

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Quote of the week No. 39 : On education

After a week of on-and-off rain, Saturday has dawned grey and rainy. The view from my kitchen window is of rain-slick granite roofs and wet trees interlaced by streaming mist. 

Plato (428/7 BC - 348/7 BC), Athenian philosopher who really needs no introduction, least of all from me. 

"The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things."

I wonder what Plato would have made of Gormiti, Ben 10, et al? And I wonder whether he would have approved of car-less Carmine...

3 comments:

Sarah in deepest, darkest Lomellina said...

He would have loathed Gormiti. Wot with those thin soled sandals and all.

Because no adult can do otherwise given their ability to create the most intense and sweary foot pain when you step on the spiky bleeders left all over the house to the point where it feels like you live in a non explosive minefield.

LadyFi said...

I'm not sure I agree with this. I believe more along the lines of Einstein: Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Carol said...

I'm afraid that I'm with Lady Fi on this one..

C x