"Since we can't know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned."
"People should be free to find or make for themselves the kinds of educational experience they want their children to have."
"Children are born passionately eager to make as much sense as they can of things around them. If we attempt to control, manipulate, or divert this process...the independent scientist in the child disappears."
"The true test of intelligence is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do."
"The anxiety children feel at constantly being tested, their fear of failure... severely reduces their ability both to perceive and to remember, and drives them away from the material being studied."
"Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners."
Mi preferida: "There is no difference between living and learning".