[LINK] Library naming (was Apple iPads for Victorian School Students)
ivan at itrundle.com
Sat Jun 12 10:37:44 EST 2010
On 12/06/2010, at 10:16 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:
> Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> To me a library is a place where you can go for information. It can aid
>> learning but education is far more than learning. ...
> Yes, the move to "flexible learning centres" is more than passive
> information supply. It is easy to see what looks like a library with the
> books removed and think there is not much happening there.
This misses the point, though - to redefine an otherwise meaningful noun into a collection of meaningless action words ('flexible learning centre' must surely get a gong in the next Don Watson tome on doublespeak) is a sad indictment of the way some in our society speak about education.
'Write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and adverbs. The adjective hasn't been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of a tight place.' [Strunk and White,The Elements of Style]
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