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Started by Adam Dray, May 12, 2004, 06:05:12 PM
Quote from: AdamDrayUnless we figure out how to package them up for the average outsider, the Forge's ideas are just for its members.
Quote from: AdamDrayAnd here we find the crux of it. It was hard to write so it should be hard to read. I call bullshit on this
Quote2. The "ask questions" method of learning is sometimes discouraged by the behavior of some very active "teachers."
Quote3. As the Forge body of knowledge grows, it becomes more difficult for outsiders to learn it.
Quoteyet the responses I got were very defensive and sarcastic.
QuoteI was hoping that the community as a whole would get behind the idea of creating a guide.
QuoteHowever, myself, I don't find that beahvior particularly discouraging; if a given individual does, I think it says more about them than it does the practice. This is how I teach students in a classroom situation when they ask a question under similar circumstances: have you read the text?
QuoteQuote3. As the Forge body of knowledge grows, it becomes more difficult for outsiders to learn it.But this is true of any body of knowledge.
Quote from: Mike HolmesDo I have your position correct, Adam?
Quote from: AdamDrayYes, though I wouldn't try to dig as deep in a primer. I don't seem to be the only one who thinks that a separate document is a great way to introduce people to the theories.Yes, System Does Matter is a great place to start but it doesn't introduce Creative Agenda (as a term) or Social Contract (as a concept) -- two ideas that are fundamental to the Forge's body of knowledge.
Quote from: Emily CareSpending some energy on finding simple clear ways to communicate with new folks will save everybody time--I bet it would add years to Mike's life if we could find some of that. :)