Wednesday, January 19, 2011

No Comment Department

Student tracking finds limited learning in college - Yahoo! News: "A study of more than 2,300 undergraduates found 45 percent of students show no significant improvement in the key measures of critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing by the end of their sophomore years.

Not much is asked of students, either. Half did not take a single course requiring 20 pages of writing during their prior semester, and one-third did not take a single course requiring even 40 pages of reading per week."


Deb said...

The second paragraph explains the first.

Anonymous said...

George just said that even on the first day of class some of his students spent the entire class texting their friends.

How happy and proud their parents must be.