Why is it, in spite of the fact that teaching by pouring in, learning by passive absorption, are universally condemned, that they are still so entrenched in practice? That education is not an affair of “telling” and being told, but an active and constructive process, is a principle almost as generally violated in practice as conceded in theory.
Dewey, J. (2004). Democracy And Education New York, Dover Publications (originally published 1916) (page 38).