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Topic: Social Promotion
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GS Chandy

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From: Hyderabad, Mumbai/Bangalore, India
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Re: Social Promotion
Posted: Oct 16, 2010 11:47 PM
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Further my post of Oct 16, 2010 11:52 AM:
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> > The main idea in this
> > document is that not only does proportional
> > reasoning develop without
> > formal education, formal education may actually
> > significantly hinder that
> > development in many students.

>
On this point, I'd like to go somewhat further than in my earlier response. I'd like to claim:

... it's not just "proportional reasoning" that develops without formal education, it's ALL reasoning. Formal education is a useful aid to effective reasoning - but it's NOT the only way.

And yes, formal education (if it insists on 'by-rote learning') definitely does significantly hinder the development of reasoning all round.

GSC



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