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Eugene Frier

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How can we best engage college students in the idea of learning instead of just getting a degree?

I work at a 4 year, public university and I see a great deal of students who come to school to get their degree (which they equate to money/success) and do not care about learning. What are your thoughts on the best way to engage them in the actual process of learning. I have my thoughts, but would love to hear my fellow TEDsters thoughts.


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  • Mar 17 2013: Every year of college should include at least of 3 months of practical experience (related to field of study); minimum-wage should be paid to student by concern where he is working to ensure this period is taken seriously by all stake holders.

    This way both Academicians and Industry / Employers are linked.

    Practical experience would give a chance to student to apply theory and stimulate his imagination.

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