The Art and Science of How People Learn - Revised Edition
Edited By Greg S. Goodman
13. To Study Is a Revolutionary Duty
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To Study Is a Revolutionary Duty
If we reflect on the fact that our human condition is one of essential unfinishedness, that, as a consequence, we are incomplete in our being and in our knowing, then it becomes obvious that we are “programmed” to learn, destined by our very incompleteness to seek completeness, to have a “tomorrow” that adds to our “today.” In other words, wherever there are men and women, there is always and inevitably something to be done, to be completed, to be taught, and to be learned.
—Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Freedom (1998)
June 1, 2007
It seems appropriate that I am writing my first letter to you while on my first trip to the country of your birth. I came to Brazil to give two presentations on how your work has influenced mine. Letter writing is a much more intimate act than presenting, and therefore infinitely more difficult.
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