The concluding Remarks section major points:
Striving to achieve excellence via intrinsic motivation, being wrong teaches you, the large failures of the education process, and accepting responsibility for your failures.
Example in the book: Receiving a 10/10 on her routine, Nadia Comaneci, was actually just concerned with her own personal performance, and didn’t look at the scorecards. She had intrinsic (desire to do for the love of it) motivation instead of exterior motivation (Scoreboard).
There is a sense of community is built when all work together in machine shop, as they are all motivated by a common goal. The Chinese worker vs BMW worker, similar to the pride associated with building for community vs just building for the sake of building. Another example: Recession era bankers throwing out loans left and right, without looking at the human value, nor consequences. They were motivated exteriorly. Also the children in preschool anecdote, stickers as encouragement, vs telling them to do what they want. The kids that were intrinsically motivated produced higher quality work.
Persig is about motorcycles, philosophy, and (the big one) Quality, and its intricacies.
What is Shop class’ message discussion:
References page 189, the speed shop, and choosing a class that you like that includes a personal connection to your community. When its a hobby, you do it when you want, when its a job you’re forced to produce.
The special appeal towards trades. The community of those who desire to know, stated by Aristotle, because of the natural human curiosity.
Bombay—-solidarity, and the aristocratic ethos.
Pg 201 and Pg 202: taking pride in oneself, leads to someone changing their mental image of others.
Reference to crushing egos of kids and teens before they can run the country. The Carpenter faces the fact of his level, and the electrician must answer the question of whether the lights are on.
Shopcraft as Soulcraft is a terrible title and less well received. Persig was a classic. Persig kindof goes all over the place, but is classic philosophy, whereas Crawford is more concrete and more of a Point of View.
Directly to the shop this upcoming tuesday!
Final Presentations Due next thursday!!!!
If in small group; one small presentation. If in big group break up into small ones and then do small presentations and professor Littman will disappear for an hour tuesday.
Deans Date we ride!
Thursday Lab Group reports:
Finished closing the engine case with extended cover.
Installed Push rods built extender for push rod cylinder cover.
Worked on wiring harness and soldering.
Installed fenders via attachments to the hub and axel.