Entertainment - was Re: [SLED] RE: Multi-tasking vs specific skills

K.Becker becker at minkhollow.ca
Mon Jan 29 10:04:20 PST 2007

Larry Gillick wrote:
>> Someone recently asked me facetiously if, as a student, I expected my 
>> professors to entertain me.
> Odd.  I never expected that.  
It was a school teacher who asked that, but I've had plenty of faculty 
who believe that having fun in class is frivolous and a waste of time 
(we can't possibly be learning if we are having fun...)
> What I resented was teachers without a full grasp of spoken English.  
> But then, I started in engineering school.
I was from Computer Science - we had similar issues.
> We wanted to learn new things.  The learning was entertainment enough.
It is when it reaches you in the right way.

Katrin Becker   
Ph.D. (ABD), Educational Technology;
University of Calgary (Alberta,Canada);   
E-mail: becker at minkhollow.ca;   
HomePage: http://www.minkhollow.ca/KB

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