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A system that relies on individual initiative


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I’m working in Army curriculum development, and I’m always amazed at how much the system relies on the initiative and knowledge of individuals working on their own to discover what the right answer is for the good of the Army

The pace of changes is greater now than I have ever seen it in the last eight years developing curriculum, and it’s getting to the point where I don’t know that we can even keep up with the rate of change any more using old assumptions.

The students, not the faculty, at Command and General Staff College are the real experts in complexity and uncertainty, if anyone can be said to be one.

This should change the way we teach and design lessons in the role that the faculty play in the classroom, but there’s a great deal of resistance from both students and faculties to embrace the uncertainty that our doctrinal manuals say we need to do

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