Faculty: Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care
School: School of Education and Social Care
BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies
17 December 2018
Quotes about education have passed me by like a plane in the sky but as I’ve immersed myself back into education, I now take note.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela
This is my favourite quote for education as it gives it the highest accolade you could possibly ask for, the power to change the world. When you quickly read this quote it's nice, and you will nod and agree. But if you really stop and think about what it means, you can see the meaning unfold in your thoughts.
When we become educated we lose our prejudices about things we do not understand. We lose our stereotyping defaults so we do not judge incorrectly. We drop our inaccuracies and misconceptions in what we are studying, thus making us better informed to understand, engage and participate in any situation or with any person making us more inclusive.
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge" - Albert Einstein
This for me, is my favourite inspirational education quote. As I work and study to become the best primary teacher I could possibly be, this quote will be prominent in my working life. To be inspired by probably the most famous brain in history is a humbling thought, especially as it is as relevant today as it has always been.
Teaching is so much more than sharing information, a teacher needs to inspire their students to learn and when they learn enthusiastically the knowledge engrains itself for a longer lasting effect. Through my own education I have learnt the art of pedagogy is a powerful one. Learning how to teach, not just what to teach, opens up many more opportunities for my potential pupils and ultimately their futures.