Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"What we teach" vs. "What they actually need"














I found this instructional graphic over at Preoccupations yesterday. It's a perfect example of what I'm struggling against on a daily basis in my classes.

I teach at an engineering college, and am trying to share creative values with my students.

In general, our freshmen are very bright and hard working. They're a wonderful group, and I don't think I'd be happy teaching anywhere else. However, their previous educational experiences have largely ignored the spectrum of skills/knowledge in "What they actually need."

I do what I can to rectify this...

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