The Goodness of Memory: Podcast Episode 241

Oct 14, 2020 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team


“Memory is the cabinet of the imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and the council-chamber of thought.” These words, attributed to the poet Giambattista Basile, still ring true centuries later. In podcast Episode 241 Andrew and Julie begin to discuss memory, investigating how memory matters in education as well as in life.

Once upon a time rote learning was valued because it meant that a fact was mastered and could be effortlessly recalled. There is truth to the statement, “You cannot speak or write about what you do not know.” Unfortunately, memorization is no longer highly regarded. To many, technology has supplanted the need for memory, and progressive educationists have dismissed it. Memorization, they argue, is uninspiring and unimportant.

Not true! Prepare to listen to an inspiring episode that elevates memory to its prior and rightful prominence. There really is a goodness to memory. This podcast recording launches the investigation that explains why. Imagination, reason, conscience, and thought. Memory matters. Listen to the episode to learn about memory’s significance.

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