Friday, March 25, 2011

John Holt: The Wholeness of Learning

"Let me sum up what I have been saying about learning. I believe that we learn best when we, not others, are deciding what we are going to try to learn, and when, and how, and for what reasons or purposes; when we, not others, are in the end choosing the people, materials, experiences from which and with which we will be learning; when we, not others, are judging how easily and quickly or well we are learning; and when we have learned enough; and above all when we feel the wholeness and openness of the world around us, and our own freedom and power and competence in it."
                                           John Holt, from What Do I Do Monday?