ERIC Number: EJ972986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
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I Want You to Hold My Hand--Right Now!
Weldy Boyd, Amanda C.
Journal of College and Character, v13 n1 Feb 2012
The author argues that the excessive desire for a teacher's or mentor's feedback is not exclusive to the current "iGeneration." She suggests that one of the responsibilities of educators is teaching students to be less hesitant to make their own judgments. She then calls upon current teachers and administrators to model reasonable self-reliance to their students, especially given the current pedagogical weight of models, examples, and precedents and the scholastic impulse to describe even creative impulses as "right" or "wrong."
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Feedback (Response), Mentors, College Faculty, Self Efficacy, Discovery Learning, Teacher Role, Role Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: California