by Gabriel Lanyi (Author)
The human brain is a magnificent self-learning machine, competent at rule-building and pattern-recognition. What we generally refer to as ‘teaching’ – an instructor conveying knowledge to a student and then testing the amount of information absorbed – is in fact an illusion. We are fooled into thinking that schools can ‘teach’ us anything, because in the midst of all the wasted instruction, they also provide some necessary exposure, which the brain utilizes for learning. But all learning is in fact internal, beginning and ending inside the brain, and can be achieved more effectively without any teaching whatsoever.