More on connections between learning and teaching

by Lilia Efimova on 23 August 2002

To teach is to learn by Curiouser and curiouser!

What an excellent question: “What connections exist between learning and teaching?”

To sides of the same coin? Not sure. Rather I see that when you care about teaching something to someone you make a commitment that requires deep understanding to fulfil. The act of committing to teaching is the act of committing to understanding, to learning.

As an example Stephen Covey advises everyone who wants to learn about the 7 habits of highly effective people to begin teaching it within 24 hours of starting to learn. Of course I had no-one to hand so I had to use my cats. Have you ever tried teaching a cat to “Think win-win”? Go on, I dare you!

Maybe this is why I find the 7-habits so hard…

I love this example :)

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