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Lesson Plans


Creativity and childhood.

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Bob Greaves (Robert.Greaves.au)
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 12:18:32 +1000


I tried to post a message earlier today but it appears to have
dropped off into the Pacific on its way to the US.
It is in response to the notion of the child in the adult.
When I was at Primary school we had a visiting Presbyterian Minister
who came in to take "religious Instruction" once
per week. (we called it Religious Destruction). State Education in
Victoria by law is "free and secular"
He used to parade up and down on the platform, it was an old country
school building,and throw chalk bits at those children who were not
paying attention.
The only thing I remember from the lessons was a bit from St Paul's
letter to the Corinthians. To paraphrase .... " When i was a child I
spoke as a child, I thought as a child..... But now I have become a
man I have put away those childish things"
What a terrible thing to do!
Every one who works with children should retain those childish
thoughts.
Bob Greaves.