Sunday, August 26, 2012

Learning how to think

A frequent and lopsided canard in the annals of learning is that education is not about the material ingested, but rather about the mind-transfer of a method of thought, 'teaching students how to think'.

This idea has been debunked before, and it seems that ones method of thought is mostly fixed, or at least controlled by unseen and unmanipulative metrics.

Bryan Caplan shows that this doesn't really matter, and is not a requirement for a competent life.

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