From Arthur M. Harkins, Associate Professor based in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, University of Minnesota, and George Kubik, comes a scholarly paper that will have students cheering. Here is the abstract…you can buy the paper here. Personally, I can tell where this is going, and I can think of more productive ways to spend my money.
Here is the abstract…a good workout for those of you who like to spot euphemisms, buzz words, and looming rationalizations:
Title: “Ethical” cheating in formal education Continue reading
From Michael, responding to the post on a recent book’s conclusions about today’s college students, their study habits and achievements based on several surveys and studies:
“This is not surprising at all. It is only surprising to those who close their eyes, plug their ears, and hum really loudly when any concerns like this are raised. Student achievement has been falling so fast, it is ridiculous. I can see the difference year to year. Students aren’t required to study much, are not challenged, and are taught to ‘think’ by people who believe the word ‘think’ means ‘repeat everything I say’. Continue reading
A new book titled “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses,” authored by New York University professor Richard Arum, unveils data indicating that nearly half of the nation’s undergraduates learn little or nothing in their first two years of college, primarily because colleges don’t make learning a priority. Continue reading