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    Re: Who will you vote for in the 2012 presidential election...

    An education that values critical thinking skills versus bland regurgitation will expand someone's intelligence in my opinion.
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    Re: Who will you vote for in the 2012 presidential election...

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    An education that values critical thinking skills versus bland regurgitation will expand someone's intelligence in my opinion.
    Isn't most of what is 'taught', nothing more than bland regurgitation? Be it how to perform surgery for a slipped disk, how to caculate something, or case law?
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    Re: Who will you vote for in the 2012 presidential election...

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    An education that values critical thinking skills versus bland regurgitation will expand someone's intelligence in my opinion.
    So long as one is willing to accept it. But yes, critical thinking and problem solving skills are a high asset of education. The more educated an individual is, the more likely they are to be trained and able to use such skill sets.
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    Re: Who will you vote for in the 2012 presidential election...

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Isn't most of what is 'taught', nothing more than bland regurgitation? Be it how to perform surgery for a slipped disk, how to caculate something, or case law?
    There's always an element of theoretics and book learning, but the truly valuable educations involve putting the students in complex, dynamic environments, where they can learn to problem solve, think critically, and apply everything they've learned.
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    Re: Who will you vote for in the 2012 presidential election...

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    An education that values critical thinking skills versus bland regurgitation will expand someone's intelligence in my opinion.
    That type of education can be received in many settings, not just the formal education setting. In fact, for some people the formal education setting can detrimental to developing critical thinking skills.
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    Re: Who will you vote for in the 2012 presidential election...

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    There's always an element of theoretics and book learning, but the truly valuable educations involve putting the students in complex, dynamic environments, where they can learn to problem solve, think critically, and apply everything they've learned.
    Many work environments put people in complex, dynamic situations where they learn to problem solve, think critically, and apply things that they've learned. Often, a truly valuable education of that sort is not found at a school.
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    Re: Who will you vote for in the 2012 presidential election...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Many work environments put people in complex, dynamic situations where they learn to problem solve, think critically, and apply things that they've learned. Often, a truly valuable education of that sort is not found at a school.
    School is generalized training that cant address all the nuances of a work environment...a newly graduated and accredited medical dr knows alot more 5 yrs after he starts his own practice..."ON THE JOB TRAINING" no class's can prepare you totally...they just fluff you up for it..

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    Re: Who will you vote for in the 2012 presidential election...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Many work environments put people in complex, dynamic situations where they learn to problem solve, think critically, and apply things that they've learned. Often, a truly valuable education of that sort is not found at a school.
    It depends on what you are going to school for and how serious you are about learning.
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    Re: Who will you vote for in the 2012 presidential election...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Many work environments put people in complex, dynamic situations where they learn to problem solve, think critically, and apply things that they've learned. Often, a truly valuable education of that sort is not found at a school.
    I hate to always bring up Germany as the example for things, but this is something that they do very well. They have programs called "dualstudium" or "dual study", where you are accepted to a company and a college at the same time. For three years you alternate 6 months between studying at the college, and 6 months interning at the company as the job that you will be doing with your degree. As an example, for an engineer, after you finish the three years, you will have a bachelors degree and 18 months of on the job experience working in the actual job.

    You just spend the past 36 months applying what you learned, so you're ready to hit the ground running.
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    Re: Who will you vote for in the 2012 presidential election...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Many work environments put people in complex, dynamic situations where they learn to problem solve, think critically, and apply things that they've learned. Often, a truly valuable education of that sort is not found at a school.
    Indeed.

    I am waiting for a list of college classes that put people into complex, dynamic situations where they learn to problem solve... I think the list that will never show up, would be short.
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