How do they change from the enquiring, responsive child and knowledge "sponge" to the passive, receiver of information devoid of intrinsic motivation to learn?
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The responsibility is shared, of course, but it does seem to me that Universities could actually make their Semester 1 studies interesting and engaging, based on enquiry, rather than information shovelling.
- How many Universities make a positive decision to put their most engaging teachers in first-year classes?
- How many Universities face hundreds of first-year students all needing individual learning experiences but respond with standard fare?
- How many buy-in online content from (some excellent) providers, previously known as textbook publishers, simply to cope with the number of assessments to mark?
- How many lecturers use harsh marking in early assessments "just to show them that its tough at Uni"?
Oh and, just what button do I press to restore factory settings on a Lecturer's brain?