Oh, god, I just discovered a potential source for my frequent rage at the misguided motivations of conventional university education:
"One of the principles of Waldorf education is the emphasis on the development of student capacities rather than curriculum content."
I've had so many projects where I wanted to reconfigure the guidelines so that it would fit me and what I wanted to get out of it better, and so many of my professors have been unreceptive. It has greatly puzzled me until now.
What an enlightened way to educate, though. I'm dishing out another point to ol' Rudy.