Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New research on College Learning

Have you seen the new research on learning in college.  45% of students tested had not learned much in their first two years over what they knew in high school.  Let's look at a couple of additional factors: 
  • The first two years are usually spent taking general education courses which are repeats of much of what they took in high school.
  • We let almost anyone into college within our system.  No student left behind.
  • Many universities use Graduate teaching assistants for entry level classes.
  • There is no distinction between the big boys (research institutions) and the regional institutions (those who have a focus on teaching over research and who use far fewer TA's.

It would be interesting to see the data and break it down more than is being done where everything is painted with a broad brush.

1 comment:

  1. This seemed to go with your post.


    - Sara