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Topic: Re: lecturing
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Re: lecturing
Posted: Jun 30, 1995 2:45 AM
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>Kevin ( and anyone else who is reading)

>Ah yes, Kevin, I agree, and so have come to a new understanding about
>teaching and learning from your paragraphs below. Now it seems as though I
>have a problem, because I learned this new idea by "you told it to me" which
>is very much like a lecture. Seems like the old paradox "this sentence is
>false." Perhaps it is possilbe, in certain situations, for learning to take
>place in more than one way? Otherwise , I don't understand how I could have
>just learned what I just learned. :)

>John Benson

>> I've just read your posting. I certainly wish that I was as
>>competent a teacher as you are. It would do my ego a lot of good to
>>think that I was able to impart knowledge through the spoken word. I
>>remember reading the manual about handling a saw when I wanted to make
>>something out of timber. The manual didn't really help me - I cut my
>>hand badly. It was only when my dad came by and helped me that I
>>understood what the manual was talking about.
>> Obviously the above never took place. I used it to illustrate my
>>firm belief that I am not the font of all knowledge and that my students
>>don't learn from my lecturing but from my help whilst they are "doing".
>>Kevin J. Maguire

John...enjoyed this post! Thanks for writing what I was thinking! Don't you
find it strange that when you go to a seminar on how to employ cooperative
learning in the classroom, we are lectured to!!!
Harv Becker

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