Teaching and Human Memory, Part I

December 14, 2011

Imagine you have a sore shoulder, so you visit a physical therapist and come away with a set of exercises that she says will help improve your condition. A month later, with your shoulder no better, you return and ask why the exercises aren’t working.

“I have no idea,” she responds. “I don’t actually know anything about how muscles work. I do research on the depiction of physical therapy in American film and television. I have a book coming out next year from a major press.”

SOURCE: The Chronicle of Higher Education

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