思い (Omoi)

only Sith deals in absolutes..

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Tue Feb 15
Colleges are focused on teaching kids content, not on teaching them skills, and too many students are focused on passing the multitude of tests in the multitude of classes they take, rather than really learning.

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.: The Failure of American Higher Education

Thoughts?  

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I think this is a broad generalization, but not without truth.  I was fortunate in many of my undergraduate classes and most of my graduate public policy classes to be taught how to draw connections between unlike facts or theories, how to write clearly and succinctly, and how to think critically.  Without a professor who emphasizes the development of those skills, however, students must rely on their own initiative to apply lessons beyond the immediate content.

A strong liberal arts core can develop those skills, but a series of general education requirements with no connection to each other entrusts this skills development to professors who are not often asked to focus in skill development (and some of whom have never thought much about pedagogy in their own academic path).   

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Mon Dec 28

ricoblanco:

For you kids.

The top 25 pop tunes of 2009 — all played at the same time.

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Sun Jul 19
confused as to why there’s a rainbow in this hot Tokyo day - posted on Rotzy

confused as to why there’s a rainbow in this hot Tokyo day - posted on Rotzy

Sun May 3
spot the fish (leaf fish) - posted on Rotzy

spot the fish (leaf fish) - posted on Rotzy

Sat May 2
friends at sunset - posted on Rotzy

friends at sunset - posted on Rotzy

Sat Apr 25
Tokyo under the cloud on a rainy Saturday  - posted on Rotzy

Tokyo under the cloud on a rainy Saturday - posted on Rotzy

Tue Apr 7
my new setup at last! - posted on Rotzy

my new setup at last! - posted on Rotzy

Fri Apr 3
at cona in Shibuya  - posted on Rotzy

at cona in Shibuya - posted on Rotzy

Sat Mar 14
enjoying cold Saturday at yebisu garden place - posted on Rotzy

enjoying cold Saturday at yebisu garden place - posted on Rotzy

Tue Mar 3
deleting iKnow!   - posted on Rotzy

deleting iKnow! - posted on Rotzy