From: Van oost Kenneth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 15 Jul 2003 - 19:10:54 GMT
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From: "Wade T. Smith" <email@example.com>
> > it strikes me that there's a difference between skills that can be
> > conveyed as easily non-verbally as verbally (or indeed even better
> > non-verbally).
> I'm not convinced there are any skills that can be learned
> non-demonstratively. And I do mean even things that are _explained_ via
> speech or in text without demonstrational actions. (Kids like
> pictures....) And not only simply as observer- read as much as you like
> about riding a bike- once you actually get on one, you will still need
> to demonstrate to yourself that you know how to balance on it. (We do
> things to discover what we can do. That's the way the body works.
> Different every single damn time.)
The thing I got in mind about his is the next,
We always say to newcommers, that despite the fact that we explain
a lot to them, and believe me we do, the main factor to learn the hand-
lings properly is ' look about one'_ that is the way it is said, I suppose.
The literial translation out of Dutch would be ' stealing with one's eyes '.
That they, as observers, will learn a few tricks about the ways they
must handle their tools to get the job done, is above any doubt,
trial and error yes indeed, but above all, like I did now years ago,
I tried, with success, to give what I saw with my own eyes a
" personal touch ", doing the same job as everybody else but in
' my own manner '. The endresult is selfsame, but the ways leading up to it are diffe- rent. Speed, understanding, ways of handling tools and the use of it, all differ from person to person. That makes a team work........
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