and on the other hand....... Carl Rogers, who developed and scientifically tested the concepts of client centered healing and child centered education, speaking about education and learning

"I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning."

"In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness."

"In my early professionals years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?"

"The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true."

"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination."

"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change."

"The relationship which I have found helpful is characterized by a sort of transparency on my part, in which my real feelings are evident; by an acceptance of this other person as a separate person with value in his own right; and by a deep empathic understanding which enables me to see his private world through his eyes."

"The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it."

"When I look at the world I'm pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic."

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