A student’s lecture to professors (via @timeshighered)

A student’s lecture to professors (via @timeshighered)

amphitheather-667184-mThis looks like it could be worth a read – a student tells his lecturers what they should do with their lectures in order to ‘allow learning’:

The question “Why am I here?” often strikes in the 73rd minute of a droning lecture. Don’t misunderstand – I love lectures. But only if the person delivering it knows how to allow learning. And yes, I do mean “allow”, for academics don’t create learning – only the student can do that. Unfortunately, most if not all lecturers are crippled by misunderstandings about their students and ill-founded assumptions about education itself. If we can filter the mud from the Pierian Spring, then they will have far less frustration in their lives and students will stop wishing that they were somewhere else. So one afternoon, after a particularly frustrating day with my professors, I sat down and wrote my lecture to them. I pray that they are taking notes.

Read full story in Times Higher Education.

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