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    What is the objective of Teaching?

    What is the real objective of teaching? Why do we teach? For what purpose?

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    Re: What is the objective of Teaching?

    i think that the object of teaching is to develop the mentality of students

    until they get to the point where they can think for themselves

    also i believe that teaching should be fun & enjoyable for the students

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    Re: What is the objective of Teaching?

    I think we teach not just to stack packs of knowledge in the mind of students but , more, to stimulate the student's passion for learning. If we could start a famine for knowledge in a student's mind, teaching wouldn't be that hard as it seems to be.

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    Re: What is the objective of Teaching?

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    I think we teach not just to stack packs of knowledge in the mind of students but , more, to stimulate the student's passion for learning. If we could start a famine for knowledge in a student's mind, teaching wouldn't be that hard as it seems to be.
    yes

    i totally agree with you

    this is really inspiring but how to achieve this famine for knowledge

    that is the difficult question

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    Re: What is the objective of Teaching?

    What a wonderfully existentialist question. I have to say however that I think the question is moot. Without teachig society would crumble in a generation. The objective of teaching is to teach, to transmit knowledge and skills from one person to the other. You might as well ask "why do we raise children."

    Anyone who has taught also knows that unequaled feeling of intense caring and satisfaction of knowing we have helped someone and prepared them better for the world. True teaching is a priceless gift that can be given again and again into eternity.


    Of course in the age of compulsory education, and in those instances of it before this age, we do see education foisted on some of the unwilling, but I don't think they are unwilling to learn other things. I believe curiosity and the desire to know (unless it is rooted out of us) exists at the core of every person.

    Some people exploit teaching to try to indoctrinate, or force belief or belief systems on others, but I think that's a totally different question altogether.

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