Talk:Senses conversation questions

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TP. Your introduction is perfectly correct and it represents the current scientific viewpoint. We might even go on mention the Aristotle was concerned with - shall we say - internal sensations rather than external ones. However, the problem is that by saying all this in the intro we rather destroy the "How many senses?" questions which follow. I think our objective here is to challenge students to speak - and giving them the answers up front somewhat removes their opportunities. I am minded to remove the intro or change it to a "Note to teachers" or something of that order. --Bob M 20:03, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

I'll go along with consensus. I do think, however, that there should be some sort of intro paragraph for students to read to get them into context. The "Note to teachers", while useful, could possibly go here on the discussion (talk) pages rather than on the article pages proper, because I get my students to read the questions out loud in rotation and am not sure that it would give the impression given if there was an N-to-T. --Technopat 20:23, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
Come to think of it, not sure that the "How many senses..." questions are destroyed at all. I can think of students who would get a lot of mileage out of arguing 'bout modern ideas regarding scientific advances, etc....--Technopat 20:26, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
I've added a "note to teacher" so that teachers themselves can get the issue clear in their minds before the class. I've met many people who can't believe there are more than five senses and the New Scientist article should help them to understand the issue.
I'm assuming that teachers will copy and paste the material on the page or edit it or whatever before using it - so I'd assume that the "note to teacher" will be edited out.
I've left it up to the teacher to decide if the intro is a good idea or not, which would seem to cover all options.
I've edited the intro a bit to keep it consistent with the note to teacher.
I feel I've covered all the basis - but if not then no doubt you'll tell me.  :-) --Bob M 09:27, 7 June 2009 (UTC)