nehapatel
3 years ago1,000+ Views
Learning Worth Crying About: How education fails students
This article was inspiring, and saddening because it re-framed and reminded me of the reasons that I found a lot of frustration throughout my years of education. The way we educate anyone truly effects that way that people receive and interpret those information. In high school, I, like this author, was able to skim by: not reading much, not really caring about what I was taught to read. I read for answers only, not for the process of learning. In college, I got mad at professors who posed questions that didn't have answers. It wasn't until I took an anthropology class about the history of anthropology. This professor helped me realize that he couldn't give me the answers, and I shouldn't be able to just find and regurgitate and answer. He helped me see that it wasn't about finding the answer, but about the process, a lot of the time. He showed me that the way I was learning wasn't teaching me anything. But not every student has this chance, and that's because of how we present information, and how we question them. Do we ask the right questions? To we teach them to pose the right questions? No, we don't. And that's something that needs to change.
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@hikaymm @onesmile The awareness is the key thing here. Professors are unfortunately starting to think its the norm for things to turn out this way, and not helping students do better, and that's where they're failing.
3 years ago·Reply
@nehapatel Well, more professors should try to branch out from that!
3 years ago·Reply
@nehapatel Still, teachers cannot help every student especially those that don't try to learn /how/ to learn right?
3 years ago·Reply
@hikaymm @onesmile I think it's every teachers responsibility to do their utmost to teach every student, regardless of that students personality.
3 years ago·Reply
I had the same experience as you @nehapatel I was a pro at reading the bare minimum to get by. Luckily, by my sophomore year of college I began to love the discussion based classes I was taking!
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