shared by smilex3md on 18 Jun 15 - No Cached
What truly makes an education valuable: the effort the student puts into it.
Unlike a car, college requires the “buyer” to do most of the work to obtain its value. The value of a degree depends more on the student’s input than on the college’s curriculum.
Yet most public discussion of higher ed today pretends that students simply receive their education from colleges the way a person walks out of Best Buy with a television.
- ...2 more annotations...
If colleges are responsible for outcomes, then students can feel entitled to classes that do not push them too hard, to high grades and to material that does not challenge their assumptions or make them uncomfortable.
This point is made succinctly by an apocryphal story about a university president who said this to new freshmen each year: “For those of you who have come here in order to get a degree, congratulations, I have good news for you. I am giving you your degree today and you can go home now. For those who came to get an education, welcome to four great years of learning at this university.”
Haunting chalkboard drawings, frozen in time for 100 years, discovered in Oklahoma scho... - 70 views
shared by Bill Genereux on 09 Jun 15 - No Cached
Poverty, family stress are thwarting student success, top teachers say - The Washington... - 42 views
shared by Lorinda Cain-Bowles on 27 May 15 - No Cached
shared by Matt Renwick on 26 May 15 - No Cached
W. James Popham calls "an assessment informed climate,”
shared by Jørgen Mortensen on 26 Mar 15 - No Cached
shared by Glenn Hervieux on 21 Mar 15 - No Cached
Why Sing? | Mrs Fintelman Teaches - 6 views
shared by Roland Gesthuizen on 15 Mar 15 - No Cached
shared by Kelly Boushell on 08 Mar 15 - No Cached
Cave painting, contemporary art and everything in between | First things first | Khan A... - 23 views
shared by Lisa Langlois on 03 Mar 15 - No Cached
shared by Nigel Coutts on 01 Mar 15 - No Cached