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Quote of the Day: “We are more forcibly persuaded, in general, by the reasons that we ourselves discover, than by those that come from the minds of others.”

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We are more forcibly persuaded, in general, by the reasons that we ourselves discover, than by those that come from the minds of others.

This wise observation about learning comes from Blaise Pascal, in a translation of his Thoughts, which reflects an idea similar to what Socrates espoused with the Socratic Method (at least as written by Plato and Aristotle.) Also, an implementation of this idea can be seen today in inquiry-based learning such as that found in International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.

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December 4th, 2013 at 11:56 am

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