Discussing public discourse in a "post fact" society
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Ask Me 3 and Halloween
After reviewing some of my old notes way back when Ask Me 3 was first being designed, the gaping hole in its underlying premise became clear to me again.
The program is based on thinking that if you have patients model and mimic questions to ask the doctor, they will actually wind up using that specific verbal strategy.
The most clear evidence that this works is in contexts like Halloween.
Little kids, holding the hand of a parent, are coached endlessly,
say....."Tick or Treat"
say "Thank you"
Surely we can do better.
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