TITLE: Learning is Change AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: February 04, 2005 9:47 AM DESC: If you don't want to change, you can't learn much. ----- BODY: I realized yesterday that some of my students are approaching the course with an attitude of changing as little as possible: figure out how to do the assignments without becoming a different kind of programmer, or person. That makes learning a new set of practices, new habits, nearly impossible. They may not be doing it consciously, but I can see it in their behavior. That attitude has a place and time, but in the classroom -- where learning is the presumed goal -- it is an impediment. Lecturing on some dry course content and giving exams full of objective questions would be a lot easier... -----