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What is the role of the student in the classroom today?

Much conversation has taken place regarding the failure of education and the failure of the teacher in the classroom. What role does the student have in their own learning as he or she travels through the education system? Or does the student play any part in their own education? Does the student hold any responsibility in the failure of education?

In a perfect world, what would the ideal student look like in today's world?

Specific examples are most appreciated rather than general thoughts and assumptions.

Topics: education student
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    May 12 2013: Currently, a student's education is facilitated and the student is expected to perform as he or she has been taught. In my opinion, we need make students be the stakeholders in their own education. Students cannot be held responsible for the failure of their education currently because they have no say in what they are learning and how they are taught. If students were made stakeholders in their education and actually were able to give input into their education, then we would have a better student and education system which holds the student accountable for his or her learning. This would also allow for more creativity and a tailored education for the student to learn and maximize his or her potential.

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