The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools
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"Good science teaching is not how many answers you know,
but how you behave when the students don't know the answer"
"The fatal pedagogical error [is] to throw answers, like stones, at
the heads of those who have not yet asked the questions."
(Paul Tillich, 1886-1965, as quoted by Julian Weissglass on page 59 of Exploring Elementary Mathematics, 1979, W.H.Freeman & Co.)
"It is more important to pave the way for the child to want to know than
to put him on a diet of facts he is not ready to assimilate. "
(Rachel Carson, 1956, The Sense of Wonder, p. 45)
"'Cheshire Puss,...Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
'I don't much care where--' said Alice.
'Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat."
(Lewis Carroll, 1865, Alice in Wonderland, Chapter 6)