Analysis Of Tagore 's ' The Spirit Of True Learning '

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a) Values and beliefs that underpin the author 's approach to creating a stimulating and caring classroom environment. “A most important truth, which we are apt to forget, is that a teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame”- Rabindranath Tagore (Tagore, 1922). The values and beliefs that underpin the authors ' approach to creating a stimulating and caring classroom environment where optimal learning can take place are multi dimensional. Some of the author 's beliefs however have not been canvassed by writers presented in this unit therefore the author, in the spirit of true learning has looked at other sources that closely reflects her values and beliefs. Firstly, the author supports Tagore 's ideology as stated above that a teacher can never truly teach and consequently understand his students and their needs unless he is evolving himself. The author believes that education should be the facilitation of change and learning, not only for the student but also of the teacher and is not to be seen as a mere imparting of knowledge. The author also advocates for the humanistic approach in some instances (like in the studies of the Arts), where learning is viewed as a personal act to fulfill one 's potential. Championed by Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers, the approach is student centred and personalised to the individual student and the teacher 's role is that of a

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