Why aren't we all speaking LISP now?

Konrad Hinsen hinsen at cnrs-orleans.fr
Thu May 10 12:14:50 CEST 2001

atodd at spam.free.email.com (Andy Todd) writes:

> As a final observation, is it possible that the approach to education 
> differs between the US and, say, Europe? At my university in the UK the 
> emphasis was not on rote learning (like school and US undergraduate courses 
> <duck>) but on getting to grips with the fundamental tenets of the subject 

There are certainly differences within Europe. Studying in Germany
corresponds to what you describe about the UK. In France, it's mostly
rote learning. Students are allowed to understand something, but it's
entirely optional.
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