Tag Archives: students

Students as consumers

By | December 5, 2015

https://medium.com/synapse/students-as-consumers-7a0068dd5dad There’s another column of mine included in The Synapse collection on Medium, called “Students as consumers”. It discusses how students came to be described as consumers and education as a commodity. Quite relevant to other things I’ve published here, and maybe by appearing there gaining a slightly larger audience.

Transfering ideas and skills (Part 1)

By | January 23, 2013

There’s an interesting discussion currently underway on one of the Chronicle of Higher Education blogs regarding the issue of students transferring skills and techniques learned in one class to another class. The original article and a lot of the comments support the idea that transferability tends to be pretty low, and that while faculty are sensitive to and… Read More »