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Re: Impressionism

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Jraunig (Jraunig)
Wed, 22 Apr 1998 20:29:43 EDT


SB Wellman,
I simply must disagree, in part, with your opinion concerning the use of the
Internet as a source of information for research.
First, if the student is unable to find clear and concise information on the
net about Impressionism, or any other subject, I suggest the library. Books
live!
Second, we are educational colleagues whose mission is to teach art to young
people. We support each other in that endeavor, therefore we supply the
requested information gladly. Our students should be encouraged to support
each other as colleagues of learning. Teach them how to work supportively.
Third, and most importantly, by feeding the information to the student we are
providing direct instruction only. The point of a research assignment is that
the student work independently: indirect instruction. Direct instruction
provides little if any chance for the student to acquire independent learning
skills.
The Internet is a valuable vehical for learning. But, when it fails to
provide the necessary information, there are other avenues of discovery.