James Garfield, who later became President of the US, captured the key feature of learning — the relationship between teacher and student — when he said, "Give me a log hut, with only a simple bench, Mark Hopkins on one end and I on the other, and you may have all the buildings, apparatus, and libraries without him."

(Garfield was a graduate of Williams College, where Mark Hopkins was for many years a beloved professor and college president; see also EducationVersusEduction (30 Apr 1999), EducationOfTheYouth (1 Dec 2001), ImprovingMyMind (22 Jun 2003), BigSecretOfProsperity (14 Mar 2004), ...)

TopicLearning - TopicThinking - TopicOrganizations - 2004-12-15

(correlates: MetaMan, GovernmentJob, AuthorizedVersusForbidden, ...)