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Absorption

May 24, 2011

[post in “stereo” with my other blog (in portuguese)]

A strong critique that can be made to Higher Education (HE) is related to the organization of courses and degrees, namely, in the scheduling of evaluation and its effects on educational success. For the face to face education, the coordination of different schedules always runs the risk to go astray, wherever teacher autonomy interferes with best intentions. At that moment, the student autonomy shows up: next to a test, there is only one course (the others can wait). There is no better way to favor superficial learning. How do you solve this conundrum?

In distance education (DE), I don’t have much experience (I’m a freshman). It does have the potential to be very much coordinated. Is this true in practice?

The bottom line here is, in essence, the absorption time for the student. If the time available for the student to convert new knowledge in his own knowledge is not enough due to scheduling and organizational matters, the results cannot be good, can they?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 27, 2011 7:51 am

    Perfect!

    • MJMatos permalink
      May 27, 2011 10:10 am

      Um bom entendedor, Sérgio. Abraço. Manolo

      • May 27, 2011 9:30 pm

        “next to a test, there is only one course (the others can wait). There is no better way to favor superficial learning. ”

        Right!

        “If the time available for the student to convert new knowledge in his own knowledge is not enough due to scheduling and organizational matters, the results cannot be good, can they?”

        That’s it!

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