What logic is there to banning tertiary students from personal tutors?
Why hold students to a higher standard of application of learnt knowledge, than what exists in the real world? It is unreasonable to prohibit students from seeking extra-curricula support for their studies.
Are they not to group over coffee and Discuss learnt material?
Can they not read/view others interpretations of the concept?
Are they not to Question, probe and deconstruct elements of their Learning?
How is this Science? How is this Learning?
Student as Lone Wolf Howling in the Wilderness: Who benefits from this Archetype?
Paid staff colleagues help each other all the time; discuss across disciplines over lunch or dinner parties;, at forums and conferences; on the phone; reviewing each other’s work for peer-review publication (up to 2 years! of others Critiquing and Informing your work). This multi-contributory Process is not considered Plagiarism.
So: Why is there a different set of criteria for the academic student?
: Why is the criteria for students unrealistic? In that it Does Not Reflect the real-world of Science?
: Who benefits in setting a bar that provides Gate-keeping of Knowledge, Skills and Competencies needed in the wider Community?
Academia is not where one is Trained to pass exams. We are not here to score points.
Community needs us.
Thinking, Reflecting, Navigating ‘problems’ and Explaining stuff in Meaningful ways.
Learning does not happen in a Vacuum.
A previous post I wrote about the lack of efficacy in a Lone Wolf Study Approach; based on research over 30 years old. Way to Demonstrate not applying learnt knowledge.
Recommendations to Lecturers/Examiners
- Update curriculum, some of the local ones are over 15 years old!
- Get Passionate about Learning, Discovery and Curiosity; Value it in Others too
- Apply the Science (Model) for the Student being Schooled in It