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Re: SEUL: Re: Are teachers really so unwilling to learn?
I agree totally, I'd love to write these papers and such on this. I work
actively in a school with many teachers. If I could get a list of such
ideas and concepts I could start a small paper on it.
On Sat, 18 Sep 1999 09:38:45 -0400 Doug Loss <email@example.com> writes:
>> But there are a lot of important ideas in computers that aren't
>> little details. If a teacher wants to *understand* what they are
>> they need to know these things. They need to understand the concept
>> file types, the notion of folders/directories, the client/server
>> of the Internet... there's a bunch of them. This isn't the same as
>> knowing how to set up a dial-up PPP connection -- that's just a
>> useful to some and not others. It's about understanding the
>> around which skills provide only a shell.
>I'm sure there are books out there that intend to teach such concepts
>as these. It's just that they're aimed as Computer Science majors
>rather than at the general public (which teachers count as in this
>It's well within the purview of seul-edu, and probably SEUL in
>general, to develop conversational guides to the concepts behind
>current computer use. We'd better use Linux in any examples we use,
>of course, but such guides would apply beyond the Linux comunity
>We should come up with the basic concepts we want to illuminate, and
>then start work on the guides for them. This is something that
>doesn't require coding skill. You need to understand the concept (and
>probably have a good reference book on it available to help you on
>details) and to be able to write clearly. From what I've seen on this
>list, we should have an abundance of people able to do that. We
>should also try to get the currently-very-low-volume seul-pub list
>involved, as this is also up their alley.
>So let's discuss a bit just what concepts we should work on, and then
>get to it!
>Doug Loss Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw
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