Assistant teacher course/Individual curriculum/Theory

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  The undisciplined mind is averse to suspense and intellectual hesitation; it is prone to assertion. It likes things undisturbed, settled, and treats them as such without due warrant. Familiarity, common repute, and congeniality to desire are readily made measuring rods of truth.
Ignorance gives way to opinionated and current error, -- a greater foe to learning than ignorance itself. A Socrates is thus led to declare that consciousness of ignorance is the beginning of effective love of wisdom, and a Descartes to say that science is born of doubting. 

Democracy and Education, John Dewey

Theory[edit | edit source]

Theories from the Theory Design Lab can be used in regular subjects or in a subject "Theory". Theory can have the special property that the teacher presents interdisciplinary topics, possibly following the stated interests and requests of the audience, but that every lesson contains alternative theories, mistakes or describes theories that merely happen to disagree with reality; the audience has to consider the propositions and has to decide which parts they believe in. In theory the audience should vote at the end of each lesson which theories or parts of theories they believe and which parts they don't believe. Theory can have the advantage of edutainment: Some theories may get funny enough to have real entertainment value for a larger audience.