Lars The Viking Hunting is more instinctual and benefits from improvising<br>and quick thinking. This is something that must be drawn<br>out of a student rather than prescribed. It rewards<br>creativity and ingenuity -- qualities that can be stifled by<br>rote learning. Learning facts has it's place - so does<br>experience.
Lars The Viking I think the differences in the way people learn is exactly<br>what is in dispute. Different is different. And that<br>difference shapes us. I agree completely with your<br>"farming" analysis. Success comes from learning the<br>techniques that works via the experience of<br>others. Hunting is less linear.
Lars The Viking Right. In order to understand, you have to understand. ;) The point I'm making is that different people learn in different ways -- one method does not fit all. And some occupations require linear thinking (farming). Others require improvised thinking and random awareness (hunting).
Lars The Viking "One much teach facts and concepts so that a child can use those facts later for analysis." Not everyone is suited to be a programmer cut from your mold Larry. Different people learn differently. But I'd be willing to wager that the TX GOP objections to HOTS is ideological -- and a tad paranoid.