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Scientific debugging [Oct. 24th, 2007|12:02 pm]
As I was working on figuring out why a webpage wouldn't layout properly yesterday, it occurred to me that debugging problems is one of the purest expressions of the scientific method around. I think kids should learn that in school: if you understand how science works, you'll be able to make things work when they break.

[User Picture]From: k8cre8
2007-10-24 06:43 pm (UTC)
I gave that assignment to my students, when I was teaching web design. I gave them a broken site, and made them fix it and write about the process. They *hated* the assignment. I got the most complaints about it. But, then, inevitably, when it was done, the loudest complainers thanked me. They said they learned more from that project than any other in the class.
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