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In the name of educating..

I'm always on the look out for ways and means to make learning fun. The objectives of learning is for me a two part thing. One is focusing on the content, the subject matter, and the other is on enhancing the experience. How you stimulate thinking and behavior. Granted the latter is more difficult to measure in terms of success. Example, lets say you've devised a plan to teach the kids about maths. Now this supposedly fun lesson plan would encourage the kids to be more participative. To engage their peers. To have the confidence to share with the class. Now lets say after all that, the kids still can't master their sums tables, does that mean that the lesson plan failed?

I argued this when i wasn't scoring in the economics subjects back go uni. For me the experience that i got from learning the subject pretty much made up for the fact that i didn't get an A for it.

I guess we're not prepared to accept that we should not always focus on the results but we must also consider the intrinsic value of experience.

I guess the challenge on us is to find the balance between the two.

* the graphics on the new gran turismo game for the ps3 is the shit!

Lets consider this for a bit. In our present system where we value results more than anything, are we prepared to accept a generation of automatons who does things just because thats how it is, neither questioning why or even understanding why. When you don't build in the experience factor that's where we'll be heading.

Its always fun to rant.
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