ERIC Number: EJ783224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 14
"Darn It, Professor. Just Tell Us What We Need to Know to Pass Your Course"
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n3 p71-73 Jan 2008
Many of today's college students come to class expecting the professor to tell them exactly what they need to study for the exam. They have little interest in reading the textbook, drawing answers from analogies, or coming to conclusions from case studies or scenarios. Instead, most of today's learners expect the professor to write information they need to know on the chalkboard or on a PowerPoint slide so they can copy it word-for-word into their notebooks. There are a number of factors that contribute to this growing trend at the college level, which are discussed in this editorial.
Descriptors: College Students, Study Habits, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Logical Thinking, Cognitive Processes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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