357 – What is “best practice?”

Posted on March 25, 2016 by

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I have kvetched often enough against “best practice.” The term is an oxymoron. Praxis may be adapted or un-adapted – we only know by the consequences. It is never a priori “best.” It is a useful heuristic for the perplexed though we tend to transform it into patent medicine.

I have come across this short video clip that portrays the ever-changing relationship between a drongo bird and meerkats in Africa.

https://youtu.be/tEYCjJqr21A?list=TLsF25jOtJsIcxNzAyMjAxNg

Have fun, and show it as you go about teaching “best practice.”

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