Monday, October 15, 2007
James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
(1765, aetat. 56):
Talking of education, 'People have now a-days, (said he,) got a strange opinion that every thing should be taught by lectures. Now, I cannot see that lectures can do so much good as reading the books from which the lectures are taken. I know nothing that can be best taught by lectures, except where experiments are to be shewn. You may teach chymistry by lectures.You might teach making of shoes by lectures!'