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Why questions are more important than answers

18th Mar 2018

Read this article from Teach Thought which outlines the view that questions should be a priority for all learners.

Click here to access the article. What questions do you have after reading? To what extent do you agree?  


"The mind must never exhale, but grapple! Wrestle with a text, a concept, or a question until they’ve found a new question is better suited to the task. Taking a piece of literature, an engineering problem, or an ethical issue and reducing it to a series of question is a dangerous kind of reductionism.

Questions are links to other questions, and that’s it. Little fragments of curiosity that get at the marrow of important issues that resonate and thrum and linger. Statements of opinion, answers, and other lies are fine, provided they move aside to let the questions through."

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