Teaching vs. Learning (Ben Franklin)

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
— Benjamin Franklin
The reason for this? People learn via abstract concepts integrated with concrete examples. An idea, principle or statement without a concrete example is a “floating” or unreal abstraction. Reality has to be part of the equation in learning and thinking.
When Franklin says “Involve me,” he’s really saying: Give me examples. Don’t just teach or preach; let me see and experience for myself.

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