Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Piper on the Aims of Education

John Piper:
We aim to enable and to motivate the student
  • to observe his subject matter accurately and thoroughly,
  • to understand clearly what he has observed,
  • to evaluate fairly what he has come to understand,
  • to appropriate wisely in life what he has found valuable, and
  • to express in speech and writing what he has seen, understood, evaluated, and appropriated in such a way that its accuracy, clarity, fairness, and value can be known and enjoyed by others.
(Bullet points and italics mine.)

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