[plt-scheme] Re: Poacher turned gamekeeper

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Mon Nov 9 21:26:17 EST 2009

I agree with not being hostile, but Matthias's exercise can be quite
valuable. Captives who don't want to be there are worse than people
who can go away if they want and his exercise can convert some, if
done with a bit of care.


On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 7:53 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
>> They are a captive audience. They do not have the option of dropping
>> the course.
> Then don't be hostile.  You will already face a little resentment for
> doing things non-traditionally.  Show them instead why it's better.
> After showing them animations with World, show them that you have
> already introduced them to what is generally considered an "advanced
> software engineering" topic (MVC, for us) in week 1.
> Just last week a major practitioner of software methodology (big-time
> author, consultant) wrote asking for access to our World material, to
> teach his child, on the grounds that it embodied the methodology he
> used and preached in his professional life.
> Shriram
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