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...