In other words, knowledge of the external world begins with an immediate utilisation of things, whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely practical and utilitarian contact.
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The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.
When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself.
Play is the work of childhood.
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Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves, and each time that we try to teach them too quickly, we keep them from reinventing it themselves.
Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.
Intelligence is what you use when you don't know what to do.
Teaching means creating situations where structures can be discovered.
Experience precedes understanding.
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