Definitions of the term 'Raw Materials'.
The basic material from which a product is made.
Material before being processed or manufactured into a final form.
dictionary.com ( for the definition directly above. I am not sure where the first definition originates from. )
Did you like the photo of the plastic bottles in an assembly line? I do not want to have assembly line students, teachers and researchers at DIY-U. At DIY-U we think way outside the box.
When you read the definition for raw materials, given by dictionary.com, it could be quite accurate in some respects. The students start out a fresh level and once they have completed their course they are at a higher level - sorry for stating the obvious. It's a bit cold to think of students as raw materials. That's just my opinion anyhow. In future posts I will write about the factory model of schools and schooling in general.