study groups [Re: *groan*]

Dave Long
Mon, 22 Apr 2002 13:35:40 -0700

Hebrew has a word for group study:
/chavrutot/.  Is it original*, or
one of the neologisms?


* my bet is yes; would independent
study have been very useful before
aggressively literate culture?

"Question Authority" helps even in
independent study, as it tends to
change reading from recitation and
declamation to disputation, but it
is probably easier when one has a
partner to play "Devil's Advocate"

for non-human study groups, see the
bottom of:
"Tablets, Too modest Tom stewart, Logistics, Linda, and Lifestreams"