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Here is a Washington Post article of interest to those who care about developing best practices for traditional education and alternative informal learning communities.
Here are seven of the biggest myths about learning that, unfortunately, guide the way many schools are organized in this era of standardized test-based public school reform.
Absolutely no consistency, no science (or history, mathematics, music, art, history, philosophy, theology, metaphysics, engineering, computer science...)
There was a science fiction story I vaguely recall (The Ruum?) where the world was chaotic, so a predator would move in any direction to catch its prey. Suddenly, order arose, and the random paths lead to destruction. Can't remember the full details - but it was well done (Sturgeon, Aldiss, Simak, that kind of vintage, quality and insight.)