I agree with you wholeheartedly. George Washington Carver not only helped pave the way for modern education, but as a black man, he was also shortchanged of the credit he deserved. He is often overlooked. Because of this, I've made a new category, Category:Pedagogical ideas think perhaps a new page in this category about "Scientific method" or "Empirical pedagogy" not only would be more appropriate for your entry, but would also be more likely to be visited.
Thanks again! --Aburton 16:47, 23 June 2006 (EDT)
Hey- I'd really like to thank you for all the great work you've been doing here on the wiki. One minor request though- Although George Washington Carver was, and continues to be a great inspiration in scientific pedagogy, an entry on the wiki doesn't make much contextual sense. If you would kindly remove it, It would be greatly appreciated.
Keep up the good work! --Aburton 16:10, 23 June 2006 (EDT)
You moved "Language Training for Developers" to the discussion page.
I think education should not be a one way from rich to poor. The olpc project gives an opportunity to learn about culturs of other countries.
Must of the children don't learn english at school and they also have different writing systems. A software that helps to learn a foreign language with a different writing system could help a lot for this project.
This software idea is worth to be listed at the "Education Software Ideas" page.
btw. Thanks for cleaning up the wiki.
Involving Teachers in Developing Educational Content
I would like to know what you think of the section I wrote on the Educational Content page called Improving Instructionism Through Automated Instruction. A complete constructivist curriculum is almost an oxymoron, because how can you be "just exploring" if there is a complete list of things to learn? It seems to me that this over-emphasis on constructivism is part of the problem of overall lack of organization.
Another problem is that constructivism doesn't appeal to all learning styles. It's ablsolutley true that over-emphasis on instructionism is a learning joy-killer, but children also need structure.
I hope to hear from you on the user talk on my discussion page, or here if you prefer, or both. --HSTutorials 17:01, 24 July 2006 (EDT)