Re[6]: ideology bashing

Michael Hamende (HamendeM@CTS.DB.ERAU.EDU)
Thu, 15 Aug 1996 14:55:58 EST

"Thanks for letting me add my two cents.



I'd say it was more like $10.00! What I like about Phyllis is she
focuses on the issues and asks such great probing questions, that
really help me clarify what I think. And then enable me to
communicate it better. I'll bet that Phyllis is a great teacher.
Then you (Gretchen) come in and add some great spice of your own.
This is what I call collaborative.

One comment you made that strikes true is that we have to get students
to understand they wear the goggles of ideology. And that they color
their view.

I think a lot of the problem students, particularly beginning writers,
face is not so much they don't know how to write or think or learn,
but that they THINK they can't. Something in the educational system
convinces them they can't write, they don't know anything, and
shouldn't or can't have opinions that matter. I think I large part of
our task is to change their attitudes about learning and education.
And far less about "teaching" them contents.

Mike Hamende