Monday, August 25, 2014

School days

What’s that? Syllabus week ? I never heard of the thing.

See also Oscar’s Portrait.

comments: 2

JuliaR said...

I have never heard of it either. I fear many students think they only have to 'learn' what they are told and never get to the point where they see there is everything else to learn and it is all connected. I find many student incurious. When they see a reference to something they've never heard of, they don't look it up! They never read the footnotes, nor expand their boundaries.

Michael Leddy said...

In the States, No Chikd Left Behind has done incalculable damage to the spirit of adventure and curiosity in learning. There are always students who are exceptions, but that’s just it: their habits of learning are nothing like a norm.