In a message dated 95-06-30 13:33:46 EDT, Kent wrote:
>Perhaps the ability to follow a lecture is more important than the math we >teach. Can you imagine anyone being successful at anything in life who >couldn't follow a lecture (barring individuals with certain psycological >handicaps). Are we trying to create helplessness with out teaching methods? > >Kent
Yes I can - outside of the world of academia, I spent very little time listening to lectures. I had to know where to find pertinent information and assimilate it quickly and come up with solutions to the problems. The only 'lectures' I remember were from salesmen or at night school.