Learning theoretical aspects is important but (Sometimes) dangerous

  • H. Maurer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 812)


In science-education the discussion on the role of theory teaching has been going on for decades. Some persons claim that without a deep and thorough foundation in theory no serious work or understanding is possible, others tend to belittle theory as something on the fringes, for university professors only, as much and as little important as some kinds of esoteric forms of art.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Maurer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Graz University of TechnologyAustria
  2. 2.University of AucklandNew Zealand

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