One evening in a university classroom, I sat among a group of students, listening intently to a student' s description of a problem that she wanted the rest of us to solve, in order to demonstrate some of her thoughts about group learning processes. Her description of the scenario was spare, and she gave no guidance toward learning what we needed to learn to solve the problem. While I waited for the exercise to begin, I thought about what I had just voluntarily relinquished. To a degree I had given up the soc…
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