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MCotton@aol.com

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Re: the necessity of lectures
Posted: Jul 1, 1995 12:15 AM
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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.

marge





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