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No DUplicitous DUpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:09 PM
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Hope you are well. Here is something to ponder.
This is a very interesting clip.

http://www.youtube.com/v/cL9Wu2kWwSY&hl=en&fs=1
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:21 PM
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1. Indeed
What does it all mean, who produced it and what's the call to action for the viewer? :shrug:
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No DUplicitous DUpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:24 PM
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2. I don't know. It was emailed to me from a friend....
What was your reaction?
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:27 PM
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3. I can't be bothered by this right now. I'm too busy down loading a bunch of music illegally.
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 04:27 PM by L0oniX
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:29 PM
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4. I have a quarrel with one of the statistics
"The amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years. For students starting a 4-year technical degree this means that... half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study."

Well it doesn't necessarily mean that at all. In their first year of study they would be learning fundamentals and most of those probably won't change. I concede that the rate of technical information obsolescence could be as high as they say but it doesn't follow directly from the first statistic.
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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:35 PM
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5. Same reaction that I had.
But for a slightly different reason. The premise assumes what we are teaching our students is a set of facts - a very poor thing to be teaching these days. If what we are teaching our students is how to learn, the specific facts learned incidentally may be outdated, but the skills learned by a student who learns scientific inquiry will never be outdated.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:46 PM
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6. so India is outbreeding China...
and Pirsig was right...the more you learn, the more questions arise.



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