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3rd Sep 2020, 5:04 PM in 1: We're So Connected It Kills Me
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Coireall 3rd Sep 2020, 5:04 PM
Sidenote: Boole.exe is not to be confused with the real George Boole, one is a historical figure, and the other, a corporate invention (leave your answer below, eheheheh). That *was* a real quote though! I bastardised the rest. Source here! See, lecturers, I can cite... er, sometimes.

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Paul 4th Sep 2020, 3:32 PM
"You have three seconds"

That's nightmare fuel, right there.
Coireall 4th Sep 2020, 5:13 PM
Yep, I hear that -- school-related PTSD ensues!
r-o-o-t-w-o-o-d 9th Sep 2020, 8:46 PM
I was mentally traumatized in college in a very similar manner, and my reaction was pretty similar
Coireall 10th Sep 2020, 11:20 AM
Education in itself is friggin fantastic -- but it can feel just as inaccessible. I'm not sure what it's like in other countries, but especially here, it's a measure of how much you can cram in a short space of time (mainly primary and secondary, but I could definitely see it happening in certain college courses too). In later stages of education you seem to get the tools that let you make use of what you've learned, but honestly, I think those should be the foundations rather than just an afterthought, y'know?
r-o-o-t-w-o-o-d 10th Sep 2020, 1:24 PM
Having been both a teacher and a student I would say that learning only happens when the learner is open to it. Throughout primary and secondary school the student is essentially a prisoner with no choice but to attend lessons and try to pass tests; this is somewhat necessary because children are not fully people yet and if we let them run their own lives they'd run into all sorts of trouble. When the necessary evil of public school is complete the stupidity of college begins. Don't get me wrong, I think higher education can be a beautiful thing, but not when you force everyone to do it under threat of 'never amounting to anything'.
Coireall 10th Sep 2020, 5:16 PM
Hahahaha, okay, true, not advocating that kids should have credit cards! But I think there's a lot to be said for teaching critical thinking and the like, if nothing but to give them a kind of enthusiasm towards a subject. As for using college as a threat, I wouldn't mind it if it was within everyone's means/ability/interests to pursue it ^^