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Old 02-22-2006, 07:48 PM   #10
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Re: Article: Apples and Oranges; State Specific Learning by Lynn Seiser

Sorry I'm out of cigars Dave...

Yep, it's like saying navels are excellent juicing fruit because of their sweetness, but they can also be used as table fruit. So can apples. Although you would only make pies with apples and not oranges, and only with Granny Smiths because of their tartness. And apple sauce goes well with pork, whilst orange sauce goes better with duck.

I think Peter's comparative use of language (i.e. syntax, grammar, structure) as an analogy is a little more appropriate, although we are talking about kinesthetic learning (only a small part of it), and Lynn's argument regarding state specifics makes some sense.

Perhaps "state specifics" would be better clarified in terms of learning objectives?

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