February 11, 2006

Spoon fed students?

Writing about web page http://www.thes.co.uk/current_edition/story.aspx?story_id=2027753

From latest Times Higher:

Undergraduates are entering university less numerate, literate and knowledgeable than ever before, according to the most comprehensive study undertaken of how university admissions staff view the latest intakes of students. Admissions tutors bemoaned new students' lack of independent thought, "fear of numbers" and expectations to be "told the answers" in a survey of staff from 16 Oxbridge, Russell Group and post-1992 institutions.

It's a leaked report and it's possible that THES has taken this out of context (not that they ever do that) but I wonder how widespread this perception is.


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