Sunday, June 19, 2016

The ways of learning …

… Anecdotal Evidence: `We Are All Autodidacts'.

Here is a typical profile for a young engineer: He or she is “good at math,” builds obsessively with Legos, likes making things and solving problems. Their sensibilities tend to be active and pragmatic, not passive and self-absorbed, and are equally at home in theory and application. For them, the physical world is a dynamic place, and they are trained to think and act with comparable dynamism.
All true, and quite admirable. But I have known some engineers quite well, and they do have a tendency to see all problems as engineering problems. The problem with that is that most are problems are not.

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