College Beyond Grades

Elise Young posts on Inside Higher Ed, about a new book by Ken Bain which explores student learning and how this has been affected by changes in higher education.

today’s education climate makes it difficult for teachers to avoid fostering surface or strategic approaches, he says. “A lot of traditional education does in fact foster a very strategic or surface approach to learning rather than that deep approach.”

For example, advisers perpetuate the strategic approach by telling students about certain courses they must “get out of the way.”