[Ads-l] Adage: Tell Me and I Forget; Teach Me and I May Remember; Involve Me and I Learn
adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 27 18:40:21 UTC 2019
Sorry. The 1954 match is not an earlier match. The QI article already
has a 1953 match. The 1954 match is interesting (to me) because it
uses the locution "I may" which occurs in the target quotation.
On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 1:11 PM ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is an earlier solid match:
> [ref] 1954 October 17, The Sunday Press (Binghamton Press), Learning
> by Doing Emphasized In Binghamton Primary Grades by Kennett C. Johnson
> (Sunday Press Writer), Quote Page 3C, Column 1, Binghamton, New York.
> (Newspapers_com) [/ref]
> [Begin excerpt]
> Instruction of youngsters in the first, second and third grades in the
> Binghamton School District is conducted on a plane by which children
> learn best.
> Which is:
> What I hear I may forget.
> What I see I may remember,
> But what I do I will know.
> [End excerpt]
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 11:41 AM ADSGarson O'Toole
> <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have received eight requests to explore the popular pedagogical
> > saying which appears in the subject line. This saying is typically
> > credited to Benjamin Franklin, Confucius, or Xunzi. There was a
> > related discussion thread back in December 2014.
> > http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2014-December/135198.html
> > Barry Popik has a pertinent entry here:
> > http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/tell_me_and_i_forget_teach_me_and_i_may_remember_involve_me_and_i_will_lear/
> > Now the QI website has an entry:
> > https://quoteinvestigator.com/2019/02/27/tell/
> > The QI entry includes some new information (or information that is not
> > readily accessible online):
> > (1) Another precursor version of the saying from the Shuo Yuan
> > (2) A 1923 translation of the germane passage from Xunzi. This is the
> > earliest published translation into English known (to me).
> > (3) Instances in 1953 and 1955. These are the first solid matches known (to me).
> > Garson O'Toole
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