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in which I sum up my posts on the recent controversies in academia – Snakes and Ladders
"I have been trying for a while now, and in multiple locations, to articulate an argument about recent modes of student disaffection in American universities. I think there is a bright, strong thread linking the “trigger warning” debates of last year with the student protests of this year. In an ideal world I’d turn these thoughts into a short book, or at least a very long article, but for now I’m just going to have to link the posts together into a virtual unity."
students  academia  protests  2015  culture  culture-war  triggers 
january 2016 by tsuomela
Why I never give straight answers
"I realized that we were “over-schooling” the students. Given today’s technology, we need to give fewer answers to the students, not more. Though this may sound ironic, I think that students should spend less time in a classroom today than they did in the industrial era."
education  teaching  pedagogy  students  behavior  dependence 
june 2013 by tsuomela

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