- This is wonderful! Thanks again for sharing it. In my own teaching, both face-to-face in the classroom and online through the Tres Columnae Project (http://trescolumnae.com/beta
), I've been trying to move away from the factory model. It's a lot easier to do that online than in a school -- especially a school where many faculty (I won't say "most," but many) are still completely wedded to the industrial-age system.
I particularly liked Heffernan's points about how both "the agrarian method of problem-solving and the apprenticeship program of imitating a master" are superior to the factory model. I was reminded of Sir Ken Robinson's 2010 TED talk, and, even more so, of the Chick-Fil-A Leadercast Backstage interview with Sir Ken that's currently on his website at http://sirkenrobinson.com/skr/