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Saturday, March 31, 2012

The communities that care the most about learning use simulations.

Unschooling Rules: 
1. Learn to be; learn to do; learn to know.
9. Sitting through a classroom lecture is not just unnatural for most people, it is painful.


Meanwhile, here is a simple observation.  The communities that really care about rigorous learning in students - typically where life and death is involved (pilots, military, doctors, nuclear power plant operators, life guards) or where large sums of money are involved (Wall Street traders) - always invent and use simulations.

The corollary, then, must be pondered.  What does it say when a culture that is in the business of educating does not invent and use simulations?


2 comments:

  1. Um... what is your evidence that they *really* care? That they use simulations? If so, then you are arguing a tautology. If not, you need to demonstrate that these communities really care, and that the oithers do not, independently of discussion of simulations.

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  2. Hi Stephen,

    Typically where life and death is involved (pilots, military, doctors, nuclear power plant operators, life guards) or where large sums of money are involved (Wall Street Bankers), the learning is more passionately delivered.

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