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2014-5-3 03:48
近来在思考中国教育问题,突然想起十多年前的post, which is reposted here with some minor editingto improveclarity. East vs West Education Post time 2003-10-6 12:41:48 reposted from China Daily http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/thread-9390-1-1.html Since Confucius’ time, or more realistically probably much later, Chinese were trained to develop an exceptional skill in memorization and repetition. I personally benefited a lot from it in passing my TOEFL test, but su ...
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Share 地球是平的, 圆的, 或者不着边际?
2014-5-3 03:31
出国几十年,做为中国人,我总有许多的自卑感。现在国人有钱的多了,连母亲都在帮孙子付大学学费,就不再为贫穷脸红了。但有一件在心底里蔵着的羞愧不知何时才能消去. 从小咱就学了:地平方正,天上盖个大锅底。出国后学的多了才知道有希腊人早在公元前几百年就把地球周长测量计算出来了。 西方的文献大多会说咱老中到了十七世纪还认为地平天圆,那时牛顿已快把天体运动用一个简单的公式描述得精确无比, 还是个传教的到中国后,咱老中方知他住在地底下的那一边。 世界文献同时也都称咱老中的天文观察纪录肯定世界之最,这些观察 ...
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  • 中国教育 2014-5-3 14:29

    Yes education should encourage investigation, reflection, evaluation and not just the learning of facts. Sometimes facts are wrong!

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