a Blog by Sean Gilleran

Data and Doing the Reading

📅 Tuesday December 17, 2019

When students ask me for help with reading, I tell them to look at the introduction and conclusion, look at the topic sentences, and to focus on the overall meaning or importance of a piece in the abstract first. But reading a text and working with data are essentially the same thing. These are both acts of interpretation with a human being at their center.

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Go Code, Young Man

📅 Sunday December 15, 2019

Explaining away un- and under-employment with the pop psychology of self-actualization is not a new trope in American politics, but perhaps what makes the “learn to code” cliché so peculiarly enduring is that it has become a core theme of programming pedagogy itself.

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