Savoir [en]

Pour être efficace dans l’usage que l’on fait de son savoir, il importe d’avoir plus de connaissances que celles que l’on utilise réellement.

Pour enseigner, il faut savoir plus que ce que l’on enseigne – plus que ce que l’on enseignera jamais.

4 thoughts on “Savoir [en]

  1. it’s practical knowledge. teachers should always know more than what they teach otherwise they will get asked questions they can’t answer and will lose alot of respect in the eyes of the student.

  2. I’m not sure it’s as simple as that. For example, when preparing an exam, I learn more than what I will be asked.
    Not because I’m afraid of being asked that “more”, but because knowledge that more knowledge has been built upon is more securely understood and mastered.
    See knowledge as a pile of bricks – you can’t do as much with the “knowledge-brick” at the top of the pile as with one in the middle. Your knowledge needs to have something upon it to be firm.
    *end of doubtful analogy*
    : )

  3. I’m thinking of something wise and profound to say…but the competition is too much 😉

  4. I think you were headed in the right direction with your analogy. The top brick doesn’t work without the “foundation” and the middle brick. But the whole, the wall or whatever you are building doesn’t work without the top brick either. Each element works together constructing a finished product. Something functional and useful and even beautiful.

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