[Edu-sig] Politics and Python in Education (meta on list charter)
peter at mapledesign.co.uk
Sat Jul 21 17:17:00 CEST 2007
At 00:21 19/07/2007, Guido wrote:
>discussions. Almost nobody has spoken in defense of you or Kirby, many
>responded with an enthusiastic "+1" to my original proposal to ban
I missed your original post, but a heartfealt +1 from me. I took
Arthur to task once and he left the list for a short while - it'd be
nice not to have edu-sig dominated by one or two people again.
Can I propose we talk about what we're trying and what works, and
make this the list-focus?
In the context of deploying Python as a teaching aid (or the language
for a Computer Science course) I don't give a damn about what
education *should* be. I want to hear the approaches others are
finding successful, I want to hear what people are doing/planning to
do and their ideas. I don't want a load of theoretical talk - I'll
join another mailing list for that.
Please - can we keep this one a list where busy professionals (and
those interested) can read, talk, share & learn in a pragmatic
manner? Let's keep it a useful list for people who want to do
something educational using Python and need advice or feedback.
I have no problem with the odd bit of theory coming up ("I've always
thought this way would work..." or "Have you seen this approach
proposed by XYZ?") - to show we're keeping education in mind it
should be there. But this list is a community, not a platform for a
couple of people to air their views and dominate.
I don't work in an educational institution. I did my masters' thesis
on physics & python  and am still on this list here because it's a
subject close to my heart and I want to keep up with what others are
doing, and contribute if I have anything to offer.
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