Originally posted by herb slocomb:
Can't see any possible connection between understanding programming concepts and doing linguistic letter games. Two separate intelligences and modes of being/operating. Only a marginal benefit in helping you remember terminology.
Originally posted by Stephen Huey:
Bringing together multiple areas of intelligence increases the connections in your brain and so strengthens your grasp of the concepts. Perhaps many more people would be good programmers and code architects if they were able to approach the material in a way more suited to them (rather than the way that stereotypically good programmers and programming books of the past few decades have approached the material). Just because some kinds of people are good at programming doesn't mean other kinds of people can't be as well--in fact, we might see enhanced creativity (or at least extra realms of creativity) if we can bring in other kinds of thinkers. I'll take a shot in the dark and say that logical/mathematical types (according to Gardner) may be the ones who typically characterize the average programmer. However, say you have a linguistic or musical person whose mind isn't into studying programming via more traditional curricula, but would be really good at manipulating highly abstract design patterns if only they got involved to that point.
I'm blabbing on...my point is that for them there might be a reason for learning in a way that seems useless to you!
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