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Are Teachers Mistaken about the Minds of Students?

By darinlhammond, published on Dec 3, 2012

Heather sits in the front of a stadium style college classroom in Idaho. In 10 minutes, her first course in higher education will begin, and she feels nervous excitement. Heather has been sitting in the center of the front row for 20 minutes now, anticipation making her antsy, her brand new $90 text book stacked on her desk, with notebooks, pen, and paper Her cellphone is off. She is thinking of how little she knows about what college learning will be like.I enter the classroom, my 29th year in formal education, 11 as a university English teacher. I know all about what the next semester holds,... (more)

Tags: education, learning, teachers education, educational theories, cognitive science

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