a thought:

You are not an educator. You have not taught someone so much as helped them to learn, if they have learned something as a result of your teaching. I find the concept of words like teacher and educator, while useful shorthand, quite dangerous because they tie into the myth that education can be spoon-fed and that you can be responsible for someone else’s education. No-one is responsible for your education but you. If you don’t want to learn something, you won’t. 



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    I agree. I learnt this first handedly that you cannot be sponged education. This reminds me of my GCSEs and memorising...
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    (To clarify, yeah: I was talking idealistically/about the concept of education and education as a whole, not necessarily...
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