Quality Education

One of the concerns that I have over education online and the traditional ground classes is whether or not students are actually receiving a quality education. Education should not simply equip students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to instill the importance and drive for lifelong learning. A quality education must also equip students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities in the selected degree discipline that will enable students to be successful in their chosen career path.

At some point in time, academia must begin focusing on whether or not students are actually learning to the point that they can demonstrate the ability to apply learning concepts, theories, terms, etc. to real world situations. True/false and multiple choice quizzes, exams, and tests may prove a student’s ability to remember. However, remembering is not enough! Students must be capable of actually demonstrating that they can apply the learned material to a real world situation.

Advertisements
Published on December 31, 2013 at 12:42 am  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://drculbreth.wordpress.com/quality-education/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: