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What Do Students Learn in College?

Posted in teaching with tags on 10 March 2011 by Steve

“They might attend their lectures, do additional hours of study and get good grades; but … what are students learning in college? A recent article in the New York Times asks just this question: ‘what are America’s kids actually learning in college?’. Thanks to Peter C for sending on the link …” (more)

[Martin Ryan, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 9 March]

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Learning to Learn

Posted in teaching with tags on 25 February 2010 by Steve

“I have come to Ireland to learn, and quite frankly, I may have developed a lifelong addiction to it. Not Ireland (although that is quite possible too!), but the learning thing. A few years ago, my friend Mylene who already had an undergraduate degree in biology, undertook a law degree (at 40 something) and I thought she was completely nuts …” (more)

[The Frog Has Landed, 24 February]