Download Conversation #14
A conversation with Karen DeMoss of The New School on teaching, learning, and under-prepared students.
They pursue individualized learning; they find individualized questions and like-minded groups where they have passions, all the time, every day. They actually know how to do that. We just haven't ever had an experience that's persistent and consistent enough across academia where they're using that kind of interest-driven inquiry inside things they're producing for us. And that last phrase, "for us," may be part of it.
Links for this episode:
- Institute for Urban Education
- What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain
- Addressing the Needs of Under-Prepared Students in Higher Education: Does College Remediation Work? by Eric P. Bettinger and Bridget Terry Long (PDF)
- MindSet by Carolyn Dweck