Re: The school game

Darlene Sybert (c557506@SHOWME.MISSOURI.EDU)
Mon, 12 Aug 1996 22:41:49 -0500

On Mon, 12 Aug 1996, Richard Long wrote:
> creativity. An example is to write what you already know about a topic than
> about implications of what you know about the topic.

A good point and exactly what keeps me from applauding the
clever student who used his peers' work...did he learn any of the
material that made up the answers to the quiz, supposing there was
learning involved and not just regurgitation of what had been learned
in the class.
Actually, that is the answer to Finley's question about Mike's
comment...if you only ask students to tell you what they know,
then no creative learning will happen.

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Darlene Sybert
University of Missouri at Columbia (English)
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
It's loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
-John Keats "Endymion"