Education needs to work by pull, not push.

Charles Leadbeater

Quotation #15803

About This Quote


Source: "Education Innovation in the Slums." TEDSalon London 2010. Apr. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote means that people learn not as a result of  coercion (being forced to learn, "push"), but rather, by being drawn to the subject matter ("pull"). In other words, people learn things that they find interesting, so in order to effectively teach, you need to make the educational program fun and interesting. This quote is from education researcher Charles Leadbeater's 2010 TED Talk about innovative education occurring in some of the poorest places in the world. Watch the full TED Talk here: Charles Leadbeater - Education Innovation in the Slums