From another thread:
How to teach children to think for themselves?retrofuturist wrote: ↑Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:23 pmFrankly, I can think of a lot of things that should be taught in schools before religion even comes into the curriculum. It's better to teach kids how to think for themselves, and give them the analytical tools to let them choose their own views and beliefs, rather than be indoctrinated in someone else's.
"To teach someone" and "to think for themselves" seem mutually exclusive. As long as the teacher decides whether a prticular student is thinking for themselves or not, and the teacher's decision in this matter is to be regarded as authoritative, this long the student isn't thinking for themselves, nor allowed space to do so.
Please discuss. Thank you.