Πέμπτη 22 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

A true Master

                                           "Authentic teaching is a vocation. It is a calling"

"To teach seriously is to lay hands on what is most vital in a human being. It is to seek access to the quick and the innermost of a child's or an adult's integrity. A Master, invades, he breaks open, he can lay waste in order to cleanse and to rebuild. Poor teaching, pedagogic routine, a style of instruction which is, consciously or not, cynical in its merely utilitarian aims, are ruinous. They tear up hope by its roots."

"Bad teaching is, almost literally, murderous and, metaphorically, a sin. It diminishes the student, it reduces to gray inanity the subject being presented. It drips into the child's or the adult's sensibility that most corrosive of acids, boredom, the marsh gas of ennui. Millions have had mathematics, poetry, logical thinking, killed for them by dead teaching, by the perhaps subconsciously vengeful mediocrity of frustrated pedagogues. Molière's vignettes are implacable."

Από το εκπληκτικό βιβλίο του George Steiner, "Lessons of the Masters. The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 2001-2002", σ. 16 & 18.

Τα έργα στις φωτογραφίες είναι των Γύζη, El Greco, Rubens - ανήκουν στη Λεβέντειο Πινακοθήκη, στη Λευκωσία

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