Re: Why so few medical techwriters

Subject: Re: Why so few medical techwriters
From: Greg Holmes <greg -dot- holmes -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 06:02:06 -0400

Bruce Byfield wrote:

>Just for the record, let me state: education is not training.
>The two can overlap, but in the end, they are not the same
>Education is about developing your mind, and learning to
>appreciate art and science. It's about gaining a larger
>perspective by learning about both your culture and other ones.
>Training is about learning what you need to do know to
>fill a role or to do a set of tasks.

Sure. But remember that education need not happen in a
classroom, and even if it does, the walls need not be ivy
covered. The benefits that Bruce speaks of are not a
monopoly product, owned and controlled by universities.

Just something to think about in this discussion. I think
that if you have the attitude and spirit that loves learning,
you will make it happen wherever you are. If you don't,
Socrates could be your prof and you'd still be out of luck.

And as somebody who lives in a university town, I can attest
that the reverse is also true. Having your parents or a
creditor pay an institution lots of money, and hanging around
said institution for a few years, does not automatically mean
that you will be educated. ;)

Greg Holmes


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