Re: Re[9]: Ethics of Creativity vs. Theft

Kenneth Robert Wright (kright@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU)
Wed, 7 Aug 1996 10:36:21 -0700

On Wed, 7 Aug 1996, Michael Hamende wrote:

> Ken Said:
> "Okay. Maybe it's better to ask if the student's nontraditional
> approach to the assignment, the response of some of the student's
> classmates to that approach, and the discussion it all generated here
> have opened up the possibility for expanding/modifying concepts of
> ownership? If yes, then how do we both propose to modify concepts of
> ownership and address the legitimate complaints of the students who
> followed the more traditional approach as well as others who would
> question changing definitions of ownership."
> Oh, Yes I think they have. I think that cloud is on the horizon and
> will need to be addressed soon, if not already. Your second question
> is a huge one. And I do not have any definitive answers. Given what
> the teaher said about his intent, I don't think the students have a
> legitimate concern.
> If we are playing basketball and have played basketball for years and
> then suddenly switch over to this new game called, hmmm, full contact
> basketball, can we complain that this new game has different rules? I
> think the complaints of the rest of the students are based in the fact
> that the rules changed and no one told them. When maybe they were
> supposed to figure that out on their own. Hmmm, do a little original
> thinking maybe?
> Mike Hamende
Yes, maybe they should have figured it out. I am going on vacation for a
week beginning tomorrow, and during that week, because of this discussion, I
will have a lot to think about, especially since I will be teaching in a
computer classroom for the very first time next year.

Kenneth R Wright