Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Oct 2012 21:31 UTC, submitted by robertson
General Development "This website is here to guide you through the process of developing very basic operating systems on the Raspberry Pi! This website is aimed at people aged 16 and upwards, although younger readers may still find some of it accessible, particularly with assistance. More lessons may be added to this course in time." From the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, one of the institutions behind the Raspberry Pi. Amazing resource.
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RE[4]: Aged 16 and upwards?
by viton on Mon 29th Oct 2012 00:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Aged 16 and upwards?"
viton
Member since:
2005-08-09

How is it too much to ask the education system to educate people?

You can't teach people everything they need to know.
I don't know western education system but IMO the point of education is to show _how to think_ + some baseline knowledge.

Nor does it help that the education system doesn't even point people in the right direction.

Who defines the "right" direction for every given individual?

It doesn't matter if a subset of linear algebra can be learned in a day, if you don't know that that's what you need to know.

This is a really lame excuse. Now almost any information is a couple of clicks away.

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RE[5]: Aged 16 and upwards?
by satsujinka on Mon 29th Oct 2012 02:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Aged 16 and upwards?"
satsujinka Member since:
2010-03-11

No, you don't have to teach them everything. You only have to actually teach them something. Further, that something should indicate what else is out there.

The definition of "right direction" is really very simple. It's the information necessary to find the information you want/need. In an education system this means you at least need to offer a class on every topic. This usually doesn't happen until high school (and even then it's usually done poorly.) So even just expecting people to know that they might want to learn about programming is completely unreasonable.

Lastly, not knowing what you need to know isn't an excuse. Let alone a lame one. It is simply impossible to perform a search for information that is undefined. It doesn't matter if the information is easy to learn or if it is widely available. If you don't know what you want to learn then you can't learn it.

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RE[6]: Aged 16 and upwards?
by viton on Tue 30th Oct 2012 01:20 in reply to "RE[5]: Aged 16 and upwards?"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

The definition of "right direction" is really very simple. It's the information necessary to find the information you want/need.


What information? How to use search engines?
Are you trying to say that people are so dumb that they can't even made a basic logic conclusions?

So even just expecting people to know that they might want to learn about programming is completely unreasonable.

I don't talk specifically about programming.
And I can't even believe in the existence of human who lives without any interests. I've never met such a people in my life.

It is simply impossible to perform a search for information that is undefined.

Are you live in total isolation? Did you see that people around (the globe) are doing?
I believe that something even our imaginary "human without any interests" will find interesting.

If you don't know what you want to learn then you can't learn it.

That's perfectly fine.
You're either feel hungry, or not.

Edited 2012-10-30 01:21 UTC

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