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Topic: Re: To K-12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan Meyer
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Richard Strausz

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Re: To K-12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan Meyer
Posted: Aug 21, 2012 2:05 PM
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Robert, thanks for your comments. I want to make sure I understand your point. Are you speaking only in favor of 'knowing a subject' or are you looking at 'knowing something about a subject' as a step that will lead someone in that direction?

> Mine and the one before. I am not quite sure what
> Jason's point was, but the programming statement he
> posted is a superb example of what I have been trying
> to study with regards to the difference between
> knowing something about a subject and actually
> knowing the subject. The programming example Jason
> speaks of is actually a staple in CS patterns and
> practice (I am not sure if Jason knows this). It is
> perfect for a question like "What is this and where
> might it be used?" And when I wrote that question in
> my reply I realized immediately "That's it!". You can
> never ask a question like that in a conceptual
> curriculum. I mean, not without a rote answer. A
> student would have to experience the use of these
> concepts in practice to answer that question. They
> would have to understand what all this is for.
> Bob Hansen
> On Aug 15, 2012, at 8:39 PM, Robert Hansen
> <> wrote:

> > Thanks Richard, I think the tutorials are great. I
> left a comment, and a challenge.
> >
> > Bob Hansen
> >
> > On Aug 15, 2012, at 3:06 PM, Richard Strausz

> <> wrote:
> >
> >> Robert, I thought of you when I saw this link from
> Dan Meyer. He writes favorably about how some Khan
> materials held teach computer science.

> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Richard

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