Educating Teachers

  • Patricia Lynn Dobkin
  • Craig Stephen Hassed


What is education? It seems like a simple question but considering the etymology of the word ‘education’, a less obvious but more interesting answer emerges. Education originates from the Latin word, educare, which means to draw out. It is not a matter of filling the students’ minds with facts, although for certain purposes this is necessary. Education as a ‘drawing out’ implies there is wisdom and insight within the student that can be uncovered. The curiosity associated with an open and inquiring mind is the instrument essential for that search. Unfortunately, all too often, the emphasis on memorising information stifles interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Lynn Dobkin
    • 1
  • Craig Stephen Hassed
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Programs in Whole Person CareMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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