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Something that's been percolating finally has come thru.
OTOH, I think this has already been mentioned and I forgot.
The purpose of PER is not to create productive physicists. I suspect
the vast majority of them have and will become by any method of
"teaching". The usefulness of PER is to replace Aristotelian
thought w/ more correct thought and thinking methods in those who
thru fortune have not been so blessed already.
On 2008, May 12, , at 06:58, Jack Uretsky wrote:
Most of the post-docs who are accepted at Argonne (for three year
camef foreign schools and have established reputations. As far as
tell, they are products of traditional education.
Where is the evidence of PER success in creating productive
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