Friday, April 24, 2009

schools and what you are suppoosed to learn

I was reading Steve Yegge's old blog posts and ran into this one about meta-questions. (lots of good stuff about scope and towers of meta levels of awareness and all that). Basically, you need to do your work, but also be asking sometimes about why you are doing it, or how it fits in with everything. You also need to be asking if you still need to be doing it. I think that is the main thing that students of higher learning are supposed to be learning. I think its what some people mean when they talk about critical thinking. Know the assumptions and test the assumptions regularly.

Stay self-aware dear readers,
-Uniquely Joe

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