Wisdom Begins in Wonder: Socrates

A Teacher’s Thoughts on COMPULSORY TESTING The Socratic method has long been recognised as an important way to promote the getting of wisdom. It is interesting to pause a while amidst the current test fever in Australia to consider the validity of the classical model. There was never anything trite in the vast area of Socrates’Continue reading “Wisdom Begins in Wonder: Socrates”

I Try To Understand

Right now people all around me seem to be on drugs – word drugs. As I watch their narcotised, stupefied, insensible, befuddled, delirious, hallucinating behaviour I feel as though I have just fallen into Alice’s Wonderland. Why is this so? I try to understand. Rudyard Kipling once said that words are the most powerful drugsContinue reading “I Try To Understand”