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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 19 2013: As a current student, and sitting in a class lecture at this moment, I would suggest requiring the students to present a topic weekly of which they must hand in a summary of the presentation. I had taken a class last semester that followed this method and it seemed to keep most students engaged and sharing as the semester proceeded.

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