Ways of Learning
Part I Pre-Reading Task
Listen to the recording two or three times and then think over the following questions:
1. Who should teach whom? Is learning a one-way street?
2. Should we share our dreams for a better life with our parents or keep
them to ourselves?
3. Can children ever understand their parents completely?
4. From the song can you guess what the theme of the unit, way of learning, chiefly refers to?
Howard Gardner, a professor of education at Harvard University, reflects on a visit to China and gives his thoughts on different approaches to learning in China and the West.
For a month in the spring of 1987, my wife Ellen and I lived in the bustling eastern Chinese city of Nanjing with our 18-month-old son Benjamin while studying arts education in Chinese kinderg