[Edu-sig] Age groups
Fri, 4 Feb 2000 15:19:23 -0500 (EST)
Gerrit Holl writes:
> Dirk-Ulrich Heise wrote on 949676434:
> > -----Urspr=FCngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: Gerrit Holl <email@example.com>
> > [...]
> > >> 3) Elementary Education (8-10 year old)
> > >
> > >You can start here. The concept of variables, lists and functions=
> > >be explained. Dictionairies too, I think. Classes will probably b=
> > >for the very smart ones.
> > Don't you think classes are as easy as variables?
> No, they're not.
> Maybe the theory is as easy as a variable, but the practice isn't. I=
> quite long for me to find out when to use classes. And multiple
> inheritance still struggles me, and private methods (__aaa changes t=
> whatever but still isn't private?). I think we shouldn't be too fast=
> with classes. We _can_ explain how to use them (jan =3D Turtle(100, =
> but subclassing is not easy to explain.
That's funny. My experience was quite different. When I first saw
objects and classes it was like a relevation from God. They seemed
intuitively obvious and the answer to my prayers. I wonder if this is
a right brain/left brain thing or something.