Scott Gerald Shall University of Louisiana at Lafayette
“Faced with the general superiority of the enemy, the plan is to find the tactical form of achieving a relative superiority at a selected point, whether it be to concentrate more effectives than the enemy, or to assure an advantage in making use of the terrain, thus upsetting the balance of forces. Under these conditions, a tactical victory is assured.” Che Guevara, “Guerrilla Warfare—A Method,” The Guerrilla Reader, 209
In How We Think, author John Dewey postulates that all thought is made up of five essential layers of activity, each of which must be successfully engaged to produce a complete thought. Dewey’s hypothesis bears special relevance within today’s rapidly evolving age of information, when wisdom is often lost for knowledge and knowledge hidden by data. Within this world, education is less a matter of incorporating current technologies than it is of creating students who are capable of intelligently responding to technologies that have yet to be seen.
To prepare our students for success in the volatile age of information, we must concern ourselves less with creating soldiers and more with creating guerrillas.