More links to sink your teeth into…
An increasing number of graduates are taking on internships. What’s going on?
Online networks are so powerful when people come together. Student media could prove so much stronger if they emulate this collaboration.
What could come out of the Browne review and how will the coalition government deal with it? William Cullerne Bown takes a detailed look.
Think that complex moral and ethical debates are stuffy and boring? Think again. Academics have found that comics can tap surprisingly well into these discussions.
“The point-scoring-let’s-assess-everything mentality seems to have turned off the genes for seeing the bigger picture. On graduating, the average student is rather like Kaspar Hauser on his first day on the streets: still needing to be taught how to think.
“What graduates really need is a broad grasp of ideas and concepts, with the ability to articulate them, either in writing or verbally, in a clear, logical, unambiguous way.”
“Limiting job candidates to those who have completed college degrees erects an entry barrier for ‘less-educated’ individuals with quality work and life experiences, in addition to reinforcing the idea that everyone has to seek a college degree to have a successful career. In turn, this message (along with government and media influences) contributes to pushing millions of people who do not have the desire or ability—or need—for true higher learning through the college system. These pressures create a host of unintended consequences such as excessively lowered classroom standards in order to ‘maintain a respectful graduation rate’ or students overconsuming education in lieu of work experience – the latter of which is more likely to increase employability.”
Learning Styles Don’t Exist
Hat tip to @amcunningham for that video.