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Just as students of classical rhetoric were once instructed to emulate the specific features of famous speeches, sometimes by reproducing parts of the text piece by piece, Lynda.com students are expected to learn by duplicating, as they painstakingly reproduce a facsimile of the evolving work displayed by their instructors. -- Liz Losh, The War on Learning
Here we see the problem with the "learn to code" movement as it is often designed and delivered today. This is about copying existing models. It is not about creating new ones. It is about replication, not creation.