December 5, 2007

A Vision of Students Today

Food for thought...


At 5:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw this. It figures that instead of the traditional view where a generation inculcates youth to fit into their world, most of the conventional advice is how to fit into what gen y wants. After all, culture is just a marketplace to these kids. I have grave concerns over the results of this trend and many are bearing fruit. College lecturers now have to deal with uncivil, disruptive students.

At 9:49 PM, Blogger Gina Hiatt, Ph.D. said...

I agree with you, anonymous. The supposition is that they are on Facebook, the cell phone, watching tv, etc. because of something that is inadequate in the classroom. Maybe it's the other way around -- that if they valued their studies and remembered that they are the lucky ones, they would spend more time on homework and less time on Facebook during class, and the classes would have more life to them; more interaction. Teachers knew my name when I went to Penn because I asked questions, talked to them after class, showed interest and curiosity. And they were often lecture classes back then, also.


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