PullPush

The term training suggests an imposed-by-outside-force change in a person's state of knowledge; learning, in contrast, implies a voluntary act by the student. Training is an information "push", but learning is a "pull". This is more than mere word play: note the resistance that adults (and kids, for that matter) put up to compulsory courses. For anything that's really worthwhile, learning works. Training, in the long run, doesn't.

Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 05:45:10 (EST) = Datetag20010327

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