by L. Ron Hubbard
If one wishes
a subject to be taught with maximal effectiveness, he should:
it in its most interesting form.
a. Demonstrate its
general use in life.
b. Demonstrate its
specific use to the student in life.
2. Present it in its simplest
form (but not necessarily its most elementary).
a. Gauge its terms to the understanding
of the student.
b. Use terms of greater complexity only
as understanding progresses.
3. Teach it with minimal
a. Do not assume importance merely because
of a knowledge of the subject.
b. Do not diminish
the stature of the student or his own prestige because he does
know the subject.
c. Stress that importance resides only
in individual skill in using the subject and, as
to the instructor, assume prestige only by the ability to use it
and by no artificial
4. Present each step of the
subject in its most fundamental form with minimal
material derived therefrom by the instructor.
a. Insist only upon definite knowledge of axioms and theories.
b. Coax into action the student's mind
to derive and establish all data which can be
derived or established from the axioms or theories.
c. Apply the derivations as action insofar
as the class facilities permit, coordinating
data with reality.
5. Stress the values of data.
a. Inculcate the individual necessity
to evaluate axioms and theories in relative
importance to each other and to question the validity of
every axiom or theory.
b. Stress the necessity of individual
evaluation of every datum in its relationship to
6. Form patterns of computation
in the individual with regard only to their usefulness.
7. Teach where data can be
found or how it can be derived, not the recording of data.
8. Be prepared, as an instructor,
to learn from the students.
9. Treat subjects as variables
of expanding use which may be altered at individual will.
Teach the stability of knowledge as resident only in the student's
ability to apply
or alter what he knows for new application.
10. Stress the right of the
individual to select only what he desires to know, to use any
as he wishes, that he himself owns what he has learned.
L. Ron Hubbard