Learning through Teaching

There is a common phrase which springs to mind when thinking about the concept of learning.
‘Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.’
-Benjamin Franklin
Such a cliché…I know but bare with me.

However overused, it was the first thing which sprang to mind when I thought about the daunting task of teaching myself a new discipline, that of psychology. Being a third year criminology student I have had my fair share of run ins with the complex area, however I feel like I have danced around the topic…or more like tripped over it…without taking the time to strip it down to the basics to completely understand such a terrifyingly deep subject.

Now…back to the relevance of the quote. Being a 20 year old in the day and age in which we all live, it struck me. Why not take advantage of the fact that I can share my newfound knowledge with millions of people around the world as I go along. Nobody could read this, 1 person could read this, 100 people or 1000 people could, nonetheless the benefit would be the same. I’m hoping by involving you all in my journey you and I in turn will learn a thing or two. Or failing that, I’ll settle for just remembering for now…

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