Theory

  • How important is Experience to learning?
  • Learning occurs instantly when new theory is applied
  • Without theory there is no learning
  • All experiences filter through theory first to have any meaning
  • Theory always precedes the experience if it’s going to have meaning

Examples

  • Over 60 years experience mass producing car since 1908 Model T yet Japan overtook USA in a short period of time with quality product by changing theory
  • If experience is such a great teacher then how come Americans aren’t making the best automobiles?
  • Einstein’s theory of relativity came before the experience of

Quotes

  • “Experience by itself teaches nothing… Without theory, experience has no meaning. Without theory, one has no questions to ask. Hence, without theory, there is no learning.” ― W. Edwards Deming, The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education

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