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Author: RaplhCramden Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 53806  
Subject: Re: Educational Philosophy Date: 1/4/2012 10:40 AM
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When I became a professor I was amazed that I was just dropped in a classroom with only the example of the classes I had taken as a student as any hint what I should do. While I had taken difficult courses and done thousands of hours of homework and research to understand the workings of my field, teaching was about as professional as handing a summer employee a pooper scooper and telling him to keep the park clean.

Virtually nothing we do in modern society is done the way it was done a thousand years ago. Better ways have been found. Can education really be that different that we accidentally had the right answer in the middle ages?

I'm proud it is a physicist making these gains.

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