Reading and listening attentively are important to learning, of course. But remember that both of those learning methods are indirect in the sense that their content comes from someone else… not from you!

True learning and growth doesn’t occur until readers or listeners begin to test the validity of what they’ve read or heard. Only by adding personal comments which either paraphrase or question the information received, can you become personally involved.

Each time you ‘participate’ in some way, the value of your work increases for you. Don’t just scratch out what you disagree with. Change it to reflect your own views.

The universal traveler, Don Koberg & Jim Bagnall

(rondhuppelend in onderwijskundig wonderland, nadenkend over de vraag hoe iets kan gebeuren in een klaslokaal, of – beter – in een leven)