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ERIC Number: EJ835418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Pedagogy of the Obsessed Shifting the Focus
Correa, Elaine
College Quarterly, v9 n3 Sum 2006
This paper will concentrate on the current shift from teaching to entitlement learning that has become a significant part of our educational discourse and culture. With increasing emphasis on accountability and high test score, students have become active recipients in "assessing" and "evaluating" the effectiveness of their learning experiences. Increasingly, students appear to equate their academic expectations as "educational purchases" in which their financial investments in higher learning should earn them profitable margins (opportunities) or estimated returns (high grades) by the end of their academic journey. This shift in thinking has created a "Pedagogy of the Obsessed".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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