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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 14 2013: it depends on teacher that how well he is able to present ideas in class. I had an experience to teach college students .As long as I was using conventioanl methods of teaching they were not showing much interest.Then I switched to multimedia and movies , showed them real life examples. Occasionaly i took 5 to 10 minutes of the lecture time to talk something , i thought, they might like to hear (motivational stories, or interesting facts).

    Making teaching experience more creative can help to some extent but for an effective solution, Yes! paradigm shift is must.
    • Mar 19 2013: Yes. True Any subject can be made interesting by the teacher by proper planning. Definitely student will take interest for self learning.

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