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Comments on: The problem of false knowledge, or why many students seem to hate the web http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/04/22/the-problem-of-false-knowledge-or-why-many-students-seem-to-hate-the-web/ "A man needn't go far to find a subject, if he's ready with his salt-box."--Uncle Pumblechook Wed, 14 May 2014 19:32:14 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: Alex http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/04/22/the-problem-of-false-knowledge-or-why-many-students-seem-to-hate-the-web/comment-page-1/#comment-9640 Thu, 24 Apr 2008 16:40:21 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/04/22/the-problem-of-false-knowledge-or-why-many-students-seem-to-hate-the-web/#comment-9640 From the student standpoint (as you know, I personally have no problem interacting with others in these projects, in fact I enjoy it quite a bit) I think there is this deep seated fear of having to rely on other’s for their grade. Your idea is correct in their minds: The student is the passive reciever of knowledge, with the teacher the active provider. It is not impossible to break, but improbable; it’d be breaking a likely 12+ years of public education, which amounts to “Sit down, speak when I want you too, and I’ll judge you when appropriate”.

By: Frothy McBaldman http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/04/22/the-problem-of-false-knowledge-or-why-many-students-seem-to-hate-the-web/comment-page-1/#comment-9603 Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:34:24 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/04/22/the-problem-of-false-knowledge-or-why-many-students-seem-to-hate-the-web/#comment-9603 Why do I feel myself channeling Yeats out of context? “The best lack all conviction, while the worst/
Are full of passionate intensity.”