Educare and educere - Deepstash

Educare and educere

The two meanings contained in education provide an etymological foundation for debates about conventional and progressive pedagogies.

  • Educare implies that the educator acts upon the learner to shape them into a form determined by the educator. Familiar tools are lectures, worksheets, pneumonic devices, and standardised assessments.
  • Educere implies a process of drawing out, development, awakening. The tools used include Socratic dialogue, deep reading, the arts, any course of action that encourage critical thinking, sharpens the senses, and expands mental space.


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