|Re: domain of a function|
Message #6 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 8 Feb 2005, 11:35 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Hugh Evans
Hi, Hugh; thanks for your comments.
You see, that's the technique I always try to use when teaching: "teasing" to an answer. Not always possible, depends on the problem itself and the subject, but when applicable, it is rewarding for both teacher and students. I, as a teacher, must "feel" where to stop (sometimes going further, sometimes stopping earlier), and the students, in their turn, must feel confident going ahead by their own.
I don't remember attending classes like the ones I propose to my students today, but I guess we must all evolve, enhance. Your comments show me I'm on the right path. I neither blame my teachers for their classes, I am confident they were doing the best they could. You see, I tell my students that when the job is done by both teacher and students, learning is a consequence of teaching and examination is just a matter of bureaucratic evidence. If students search for knowledge and do not feel satisfied until their doubts are gone, (good) teaching is always effective.
Edited: 8 Feb 2005, 11:41 p.m.