[Edu-sig] Graphical Programming and OOP

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sat Mar 26 21:37:47 CET 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffrey Elkner [mailto:jeff at elkner.net]
> Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 11:43 AM
> To: Arthur
> All the math teachers in my school system had a two week long workshop
> by Discovering Geometry author Michael Serra.  I left that experience
> with two ideas that I think about often:
> 1. Students learn best by doing, not by hearing.
> 2. Given 1, the teacher needs to move from being the "sage on the stage"
> to becoming the "guide on the side".
> "Guide on the side" sounds a lot like coaching to me ;-)

Of course there is the risk of generalizing too far from what is true of the
study of geometry and of programming - or so it may seem from the
perspective of someone who claims a deeply felt relationship between these


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