Autodidacts Unite! Poll-parrot, Pert, and Poetic

In the first half of the twentieth century, Dorothy Sayers wrote an essay well-known in education. Familiarize yourself with her three stages of coming of age: poll-parrot, where imitation is fun; pert, where adults aren’t funny; and poetic, where the world gets more interesting.

Read Dorothy Sayer’s “The Lost Art of Learning” here.

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    Martin June 15, 2012 – 12:07 PM Marta, did you ever enter a bakery? What about the Bünder Roggenbrot, the Walliserbrot, etc. etc. and so forth. And Grahambrot you find in every Migros and Coop. Have you ever lived in Switzerland??

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    That’s not even 10 minutes well spent!


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