Antiquated intellectual methods Faulty approaches in the teaching of intellectual methods
People are not given adequate methods for using their own intellectual powers. Most methods for appropriating information, including study methods are linear, and non-selective of content. Most techniques for recalling information rely on the rational dimensions of thinking and seldom the non-rational. Most approaches for creating responses are non-analytic. There are few techniques by which one can group the concepts and facts necessary to make responsible decisions. Methods, now coming into vogue, which are non-linear tend to deny the validity of linear methods, creating a rational, non-rational dichotomy.
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