Teaching, Phase three

[From Dag Forssell (2001.0321.0920)]

[Bill Powers (2001.03.20.0727 MST)]

Ray (01.03.20.2345 CST Aust.)

>Can you
>explain the nature of control using a demo that makes easy reading for
>someone not schooled in the areas you are?

This is a question that has interested me for a long time. One problem is
that without knowing what a person already knows or thinks he knows, it's
hard to guess what will be new and what will be familiar.

Amen! Seems to me that this is a major issue for those of us who attempt to
teach PCT. I sure appreciate your post.

[Rick Marken (01.03.20.1020)]

I suppose this is as good a time as any to announce that I
will be leaving The Aerospace Corporation at the end of
this month to take a position at RAND Corporation. This will
be the start of the third phase of my career: the first (which
lasted 12 years) was in academia (at Augsburg College), the
second (which lasted 15 years) was in systems engineering (at
Aerospace) and the third (which will hopefully last many more
years) will be in policy research (at RAND).

Rick,

I read this a day late, but want to add my congratulations. I think it is
most refreshing to change job and perhaps career on a regular basis. Live
long and prosper, and by all means, teach them PCT.

Best, Dag

from Ray (2001.03.23. 2350 EST Aust)

Thanks for replying. The main people I am
talking to about control are teachers. Today, at a conference I spoke with
a number for whom the idea of us being controlling organisms was not a
difficulty. They said they would look at the web site and it will be interesting
to see what they make of things. They are from a different school and are
looking (I think) without feeling under any obligation. I suspect some
of the other teachers from my school who have difficulty with the demo
feel under some.

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[From Dag Forssell (2001.0321.0920)]

[Bill Powers (2001.03.20.0727 MST)]

Ray (01.03.20.2345 CST Aust.)

Can you

explain the nature of control using a demo that makes easy reading
for

someone not schooled in the areas you are?

This is a question that has interested me for a long time. One problem
is

that without knowing what a person already knows or thinks he knows,
it’s

hard to guess what will be new and what will be familiar.I
think what i am asking for here are things explained using language that
is less scientific.

Amen! Seems to me that this is a major issue for those of us who attempt
to

teach PCT. I sure appreciate your post.

[Rick Marken (01.03.20.1020)]

I suppose this is as good a time as any to announce that I

will be leaving The Aerospace Corporation at the end of

this month to take a position at RAND Corporation. This will

be the start of the third phase of my career: the first (which

lasted 12 years) was in academia (at Augsburg College), the

second (which lasted 15 years) was in systems engineering (at

Aerospace) and the third (which will hopefully last many more

years) will be in policy research (at RAND).

Rick,

I read this a day late, but want to add my congratulations. I think
it is

most refreshing to change job and perhaps career on a regular basis.
Live

long and prosper, and by all means, teach them PCT.

May I add my congratulations Rick and best
wishes. I find it hard to understand how your work place allows you the
time to discuss PCT. I hope your new job gives you as much freedom.