Information Anxiety – Remember what you forget.
As I continue to re-read Information Anxiety
(by Richard Saul Wurman) I continue to realize what an important book
this is. Teachers should especially read this book. Here's a
provocative passage that applies to the teachers:
most universal information trap is the one that inevitably occurs when
attempting to communicate information. It is the trap of forgetting
what it's like not to know. The minute we know something, we forget
what it was like not to know it…We all fall victim to this when we
explain something to another, because once we know something we can't
remember what it was like not to know it.
This principle is so important to teachers, and yet it's so elusive. By the way, we're all teachers, aren't we?
[Ernie The Attorney]