Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Thoughts on Education in Corporate America
What folks consider advanced concepts are rarely taught up front to most students, or at all for that matter, due to the awe that folks unfamiliar with them hold them in. The problem with leaving them till later is that advanced concepts are usually paradigmatic. So they have to be taught at the same time, or even before, much simpler concepts to avoid encouraging misconceptions and misunderstanding.
Consider for a moment, how many times within a week where folks have gotten it twisted and confused two basic principles where you had to explain the differences? I suspect this makes up at least 20% of most enterprise architect's time and while it provides an opportunity for a dialog, it doesn't provide much more...
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