What drives college students to learn?
I found this article on MindShift and would love to see what you all have to say about this. The author argues that in typical classrooms– students attend a lecture, memorize information, and go home– inhibits the learning process. The primary example leads us through professors’ account of student experiences in physics classes, and how they would take exams but fail to grasp the content conceptually.
Some instructors have tried more interactive methods of instruction, especially with numerous technological developments we have today. I believe this depends on the type of class. In my own educational pursuits, I’ve found that I need to learn materials through a lot of different ways. A “one size fits all” approach would not work for me.
But what about the students? What helps YOU learn best? What drives you? You pay to come to class (or, your education is funded through an institution/other forms of support), but what motivates you? As smart students at Purdue, share your thoughts.