Re: Article: Apples and Oranges; State Specific Learning by Lynn Seiser
Yes, but I see no reason to exclude comparative analysis of (a subset of) other forms in the learning process. Taking the example of the study of calligraphy and martial arts together, the ultimate goals are the same - to achieve freedom from form thru the practice and integration of similar fundamental basics. Even though the state specifics are different and learning objectives may be different, the fundamental principles are related.
So my argument is why not encourage a broadened learning perspective towards attainment of the same goals? If a student can see the similarities in approach, surely that would aid in their development and understanding of the primary goals and an appreciation of the differences?