Sarina Salemi writes:
According to my instructor, who was the chair of the history department this year…they hope that by traumatizing (my exaggeration) the education majors with this class, these future teachers may take the time to teach this in high school, where it should have been taught in the first place.
Doesn’t this boil things down a little narrowly. Will the education majors in their teaching positions get to choose? You’d need more Kuciniches in education, S.
And Susan Gibb writes:
While some things learned in a classroom MUST stick with us if they are relative to our future career choice, for example chemistry to a chemist, the reason for a well-rounded education is to learn a thought process more than the subject (algebra or a foreign language to someone who will never use them). So if the Jupiterians should show up, we have a more diverse background of knowledge to draw from to deal with it, and a few different learned approaches to figure out how to greet them.
Doesn’t everyone have a thought process, though? Aren’t some better than others?
In a way, Susan’s use of the weblog form discloses an analytical and changing sense of thought and expression. Her mind will be on display. More on this in a bit.