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Stephen Downes

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This post is intended as a criticism of requiring scholars learn modern Chinese before learning classical Chinese. By analogy, writes Victor Mair, imagine a person needed to learn modern French before learning Latin. However, I read it as a critique of education in general, where students find themselves learning everything but that thing they really wanted to learn (I still remember my first (and only) year of Computer Science at Algonquin College in 1979-80, where I learned technical writing, electronics, engineering, mathematics... and one basic course in computer science). Image: The BHS Beat.

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