Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Learning in the Context of Relationship

"At a time when the traditional structures of caring have deteriorated, schools must become places where teachers and students live together, talk with each other, take delight in each other’s company.

My guess is that when schools focus on what really matters in life, the cognitive ends we now pursue so painfully and artificially will be achieved somewhat more naturally… It is obvious that children will work harder and do things -- even odd things like adding fractions -- for people they love and trust."

Nel Noddings, 1998

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