"A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching"
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
About this Quote
This quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton recommends that an instructor who is not dogmatic is not teaching successfully. Dogmatism is specified as the practice of holding strong convictions or beliefs without thinking about other opinions or evidence. A teacher who is not dogmatic is not teaching in the sense that they are not providing their trainees with a strong set of beliefs or convictions. Rather, they are just supplying details with no real assistance or instructions. This can be damaging to students as they may not have the ability to form their own viewpoints or beliefs without the assistance of a teacher who is dogmatic. An instructor who is dogmatic has the ability to supply their trainees with a strong set of beliefs and convictions that can help them form their own opinions and beliefs. For that reason, an instructor who is not dogmatic is not teaching in the sense that they are not supplying their trainees with the guidance and instructions they require to form their own viewpoints and beliefs.
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