On Teaching / Ögretmek Üzerine



  Then said a teacher, “Speak to us of Teaching.”And he said:No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of our knowledge.The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.

The astronomer may speak to you of his understanding of space, but he cannot give you his understanding.

The musician may sing to you of the rhythm which is in all space, but he cannot give you the ear which arrests the rhythm nor the voice that echoes it.

And he who is versed in the science of numbers can tell of the regions of weight and measure, but he cannot conduct you thither.

For the vision of one man lends not its wings to another man.

And even as each one of you stands alone in God’s knowledge, so must each one of you be alone in his knowledge of God and in his understanding of the earth.



                                 Sonra bir öğretmen “bize öğretmekten sözet” dedi.

                                 Ve o dedi ki :

 Hic kimse senin bildigini ortaya çıkartamaz, ancak senin bilgilerinin arasında zaten yarı uyur olanın agarmasını saglayabilir.

Diger takip edenleriyle birlikte, öğretmen tapınağın gölgesine geldiğinde sana bilgeliğini değil daha çok güven ve sevgisini verebilir.

Eğer gerçekten bilgeyse, seni bilgelik evine bağlamak yerine, senin kendi aklının eşiğine doğru yönlendirir. 

Bir gökbilimci sana uzaydan sözedebilir, ancak kendi uzay anlayışını sana veremez.

Müzisyen sana ritimle sarkılar söyleyebilir ancak sana ne ritmi yakalayan kulağı ne de onu yankılatan sesi veremez.

Ve sayıların bilimiyle deneyimli biri, ağırlık ve ölçme bölgelerinden sözedebilir ancak seni oraya iletemez.

Başkası sana vizyonunu verebilir ama bir başkasının kanatlarını ödünç veremez.

Ve nasıl her her biriniz Tanrı’nın bilgisinde tek başına duruyorsanız , o zaman her birinizin Tanrı bilgisi ve dünya anlayışı da kendi başına olabilir. 

Khalil Gibran 
(1883 – 1931)

                                                                                (Turkcelestiren Sencer DONMEZ)


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I am an international education improvement leader specialized with IB Diploma Programme. Pedagogical leader of changes and visionary school administrator. I help schools to introduce, implement and also improve their IB Diploma Programme by consulting, trainings that I offer and with my leadership. My international educational leadership skills are acknowledged by my appointment in the team of IB Diploma authorization visits in Europe, Africa and the Middle Eastern counties and also in Asia Pacific. As an IB recognized Diploma Programme educator, I have participated in the authorization and consultation of many schools all located in various parts of the world. On behalf of the IB organization I prepared reports on DP 5 year evaluation self-studies. I have a genuine interest in broadening the horizons of the young people that we educate and contribute improving the overall quality of the education institutes that I take my part in the admin team. As details can be seen below I keep on attending several professional development programs, including the Principals' Training Center. Many students and teachers with whom I had the chance to work closely with, certainly managed to change their lives for the much better and improved themselves a great deal . I can proudly say that, the same thing applies to the schools that I took part in the leadership teams. With great enthusiasm I teach IB Theory of Knowledge and philosophy. As a world citizen coming from a natural transition area in between the western world and the east, I have acquired a strong intercultural sensitivity.

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