[OT] Education Theory

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Wed Nov 9 16:15:25 MST 2005

Nicholas Leippe wrote:
> I'm sure this strikes a cord with many people.  This brings to my mind the 
> idea I've always held, that people will always learn better when they are the 
> one asking the question.
> When someone is fed information, sometimes it just falls on the floor unless 
> there is motivation to capture it.  I find that I retain far better when I'm 
> searching for an answer than when it's handed to me before I need it.

Nicely put.  I think I'll start paying attention to who's asking the 
questions, both when I'm a student, and when I teach.


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