Last night there was an evening lecture on campus known as the Poehler lecture. It is an annual lecture about faith and learning. The speaker was professor Wentzel, who spoke from many years experience teaching. I thought his best point was about fact learning versus doing learning.
He was adamant that learning must be done rather than a memorization of facts, and as a general principle I agree. Education as a whole body experience is much more valuable and long lasting than simple cramming and rote resaying.
I was curious though about the poem he chose. It was about 'Old Herman.' He used it in a positive sense, but I thought the poem was actually not positive. Other than that it was very good.