It is not at all necessary to know most of what the student is nowadays expected to know during exams

There should be no schooling without an artistic activity like sculpting or modelling that engages the inner being. When this is lacking in any study, it is much more unfavorable than if someone does not know what the capital of Romania or Turkey is, or what the name of one or another mountain is, because you can easily find the answer in a reference book. It is not at all necessary to know most of what is nowadays expected to know during exams. It is not so difficult to find the answers to such questions in a reference book.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 308 – Die Methodik des Lehrens und die Lebensbedingungen des Erziehens – Stuttgart, April 10, 1924 (page 53)

Translated by Nesta Carsten-Krüger