Educating Rita (PowerPoint download)

					Educating Rita

Learning objectives:
1. Explore the term education
2. Analyse the theme of education in
‘Educating Rita’
3. Select interesting quotes to
illustrate this theme and consider
how education affects character
Who is Education for?
Education – derives from the Latin
‘educare’ meaning to draw out

“Education encompasses teaching and
learning specific skills, and also something
less tangible but more profound: the
imparting of knowledge, positive
judgement and well-developed wisdom” –
           Quotes about Education

• What do you think the statement means?
• To what extent do you agree or disagree?
• Is it a quote by Willy Russell – why/why not?
•Can the statement be linked to ‘Educating Rita’
in terms of theme, character etc.
• Does it accord with Frank or Rita’s
perspective? Think about Frank’s
disillusionment, Rita’s current standard of
education and her hopes for the future.
1. Imagination is more important than knowledge
    Albert Einstein
2. Only the educated are free
3. To be educated is not to have arrived at a destination; it is to travel with a different view
    R.S Peters
4. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education
    Albert Einstein
5. Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself
    Chinese Proverb
6. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world
    Nelson Mandela
7. Education...affords one the power to change one’s life
    Willy Russell
8. There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other
    how to live
    John Adams
9. Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
    Benjamin Franklin
10. ‘...nothing that is worth knowing can be taught’
    Robert Frost
Rita …(she goes to the window and looks out)…God
  what’s it like to be free? p.19

‘…If you want to change y’ have to do it from the inside,
  don’t y? Know like I’m doin.’ p.23

‘See I don’t wanna baby yet. See I wanna discover
   meself first.’ p.24

‘I tried to explain that I wanted a better way of livin me
    life.’ p.24
Frank ‘You want a lot and I can’t give it…Everything I
  know – and you must listen to this – is that I know
  absolutely nothing.’ p.25

‘…you must try to remember that criticism is purely
  objective. It should be approached as a science.’ p.34

‘Now if you’re going to pass any sort of exam you have
  to begin to discipline that mind of yours.’ p.34
Do you think it will be a good idea if
     Rita gets an education?

How does this issue – and others -
     interest the audience?

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