Speaking Up Required in Higher Education…

A really interesting piece about the place of ‘introverts’ in higher education where action learning means not speaking up is no longer an option: However, university students are no longer allowed to be shy. “Active learning” has become a modern mantra. Students must ask questions, express opinions, lead oral presentations and participate enthusiastically in community projects. To […]

Group Work: Not Pulling Your Weight?

I’m really interested in group dynamics (see mini project undertaken as part of PGCLTHE), so an interesting case study here: “Academically ambitious students contribute to moving the average up – unenthusiastic students and shirkers do just the opposite,” he added. Indeed, some hard-working students may even defect to “the dark side” of the slackers if […]