Thursday, December 17, 2009

Links for 12/17/09

I can’t decide who bothers me more: the cities piling on the back of the students or the colleges with their righteous claim to all of the freedom of private business (unfettered tuition increases!!) and all of the benefits of a charity (no taxes!!!).
Mikita Brottman
Perhaps learning objectives make sense for most courses outside the humanities, but for me—as, no doubt, for many others—they bear absolutely no connection to anything that happens in the classroom.
[AG: I came to interpret this sentence at least three different ways over the course of the piece.]
David Glenn
Almost certainly, you were told that your instruction should match your students' styles… Now four psychologists argue that you were told wrong. There is no strong scientific evidence to support the "matching" idea…

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