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Ok, so many people on this site are teachers. So my question is: What is true education. Here are a number of ideas from some Western philosophers

Concepts of Education as defined by Western philosophers. Your ideas please!

1. Socrates: "Education means the bringing out of the ideas of universal validity which are latent in the mind of every man".

2. Plato: "Education is the capacity to feel pleasure and pain at the right moment. It develops in the body and in the soul of the pupil all the beauty and all the perfection which he is capable of."

3. Aristotle: "Education is the creation of a sound mind in a sound body. It develops man's faculty, especially his mind so that he may be able to enjoy the contemplation of supreme truth, goodness and beauty of which perfect happiness essentially consists.

4. Rousseau: "Education of man commences at his birth; before he can speak, before he can understand he is already instructed. Experience is the forerunner of the perfect".

5. Herbert Spencer: "Education is complete living".

6. Heinrich Pestalozzi: "Education is natural harmonious and progressive development of man's innate powers".

7. Friedrich Willian Froebel: "Education is unfoldment of what is already enfolded in the germ. It is the process through which the child makes internal external".

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Comment by liang hai on June 3, 2015 at 14:55

I made the two sentences one-to-one correspondence,why it is showed like that on the home page?I think it is a problem.

Comment by liang hai on June 3, 2015 at 13:08

Han yu :"Education is preach,method introducing,disabuse.

韩    愈:“师者,     所以传道             授业                解惑        也  。

Comment by Tasneem on January 9, 2015 at 10:41

Very interesting... Thank you Richard!

Comment by Richard Paul Roman on January 4, 2015 at 22:53
I also have a load of quotes from Indian philosophers - which are very different! Trying to find some Chinese quotes. Should be interesting!

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