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Understanding Self-Education

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Understanding Self-Education: Learning to Ask the Right Questions by Jane V. Wheeler, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University, USA)

In this dynamic and engaging workshop presentation Jane shared what she has learned about self-education and the importance of asking questions which allow us to become our best true selves. She discusses the terms ‘educing’ and ‘educating’ and argues about the role of an educator in bringing out the potentialities for self-development and knowledge in a student as well as a conscious and present being.

Sri Aurobindo wrote “the chief aim of education should be to help the growing soul to draw out that in itself which is best”; and the Mother noted that education should be given “not with the view of passing examinations and getting certifications and posts, but for enriching existing faculties and bringing forth new ones”.

Together they argued for self-education where we learn to draw out the best in each other and ourselves.

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J. V. Wheeler and the participants
'Everyone has in him something divine'
Active participation
Thoughts on the subject of self-education
Practical steps

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