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in Education, Personal Growth, Health, Relationships, Business and others 

Volume 4 - No. 3 - 2005


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire - W.B. Yeats 

Theories of Learning - by Joe Sinclair

"He who can does, he who cannot teaches".  Joe Sinclair reminds us of the (now-clichd) dictum of Bernard Shaw as self-justification for his temerity in describing teaching methods to others with a greater academic background than his own.

But this is an exercise in journalism rather than academy.  Teachers are often immured within their own specific discipline and may lack or shun exposure to other methods, other theories, other concepts.

This article is therefore an essay in broadening frontiers, in a fairly superficial way, but providing links to further study should any of the theories covered "grab your fancy".