TEACHING BY L. Ron Hubbard
If one wishes a
subject to be taught with maximal effectiveness, he should:
Present it in
its most interesting form.
- Demonstrate its general use in life.
- Demonstrate its specific
use to the student in life.
Present it in its simplest form (but not necessarily its most
- Gauge its terms to the understanding of the student.
- Use terms of greater
complexity only as understanding progresses.
it with minimal altitude (prestige).
- Do not assume importance merely because of a knowledge of the
- Do not diminish the stature
of the student or his own prestige because he does not know the subject.
- Stress that importance
resides only in individual skill in using the subject and, as
to the instructor, assume
prestige only by the ability to use it and by no artificial caste system.
Present each step of the subject in its most fundamental form with
minimal material derived therefrom by the instructor.
- Insist only upon definite knowledge of
axioms and theories.
- Coax into action the
student's mind to derive and establish all data which can be derived or established
from the axioms or theories.
- Apply the derivations as
action insofar as the class facilities permit, coordinating data with reality.
Stress the values of data.
- Inculcate the individual necessity to evaluate axioms and theories
in relative importance to each other
and to question the validity of every axiom or theory.
- Stress the necessity of
individual evaluation of every datum in its relationship to
patterns of computation in the individual with regard only to their
where data can be found or how it can be derived, not the recording
prepared, as an instructor, to learn from the students.
subjects as variables of expanding use which may be altered at
individual will. Teach the stability of
knowledge as resident only in the student's ability to apply knowledge or alter what he
knows for new application.
the right of the individual to select only what he desires to know,
to use any knowledge as he wishes, that
he himself owns what he has learned.
— L. Ron Hubbard
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