I’ve embarked on a journey to complete the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program (PIDP) at Vancouver Community College! My first completed assignment, the Learning Theory essay on the Behaviourist’s Theory is posted on my PIDP 3100 page. My Instructor gave me great feedback, by asking me to think about how I would reinforce and reward learning. While doing research for this assignment, I stumbled upon journalist George Sylvester Viereck’s Albert Einstein interview in the Saturday Evening Post (1929). The article is rich with Einstein’s philosophies on teaching and learning. He states that,
the ordinary human being does not live long enough to draw any substantial benefit from his own experience.
I’m not sure if Einstein was being literal, or in which context his statement originates. I guess I’ll have to try to be extraordinary if I want to learn and to change. Thanks for the pep talk Professor Einstein 🙂
Check out Viereck’s article:
The photograph was taken at Terrace Beach in Ucluelet, British Columbia on my cellphone; it seemed like a great pic to include with my first post 🙂