Language lessons 2

October 18, 2002

More pernicious than "bureaucratese" is the misuse of language to distort meaning. Take learning, for example. It is neither delivered nor provided. It is learners who learn. There is also a difference between learning objectives and outcomes. The latter cannot be known in advance. It does not work with a train timetable, let alone something as complex as learning.

Stan Lester

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