Log in

No account? Create an account
Brooks' Journal
[Most Recent Entries] [Calendar View] [Friends View]

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

Time Event
Well, I guess I'm at least consistent....
On Edward Tufte's discussion board this afternoon, I came across a long-lived thread on handouts in presentations, in which some years ago he made the claim that "[The] best handouts are given out in advance of meeting. Why turn our students into stenographers recording our dictation? Instead let's try something new in class: thinking." My immediate reaction was that that's completely wrong for how things work for me, at least in math-based classes (where I think much better when I'm taking notes), and I started to scroll down to the bottom of the thread to write a reply explaining why. But, as I was skimming to see if the point had already been addressed, I discovered that some two and a half years ago I'd already posted a reply to the thread explaining my objections.

<< Previous Day 2006/09/16
Next Day >>
My Website   About LiveJournal.com