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On (14/06/05 20:41), Brian Foster didst pronounce:
> | I'm puzzled, why would you think learning a router CLI intimately
> | should be part of a CS/CA degree course?
>> thanks, Paul, I was wondering exactly the same thing meself.
>We weren't given an intimate knowledge of the router. It was a 2hr lab
once a week for about 10 weeks. There was a specific task set out for
each one, usually something like "Log in and type this". I think there
may have been a single exam question on it.
> | That kind of knowledge will last you a lifetime, whereas learning
> | some vendor's router CLI likely would be dated even by the time you
> | graduate. [ ... ]
> | (Incidentally, I wouldn't try study computing in Ireland [ ... ]
>> judging by this thread (I wasn't educated in Ireland), I would
> tend to agree. education is learning to think; what has been
> described previous in this thread strikes me more as learning
> by rote / learning to do, which IMHO is not education per se.
>AFAICS, the college courses just follow on from earlier preparation.
Most of the Irish education system is based on exams, and this is where
the problem lies. You can learn off a load of stuff, regurgitate it in
an exam and understand none of it. That's not being educated, it's
testing knowledge retention.
Chat ya later,
BOFH excuse #55: Plumber mistook routing panel for decorative wall fixture
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