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independent/dependent learners OR hard-workers/lazy students??

Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by nuts88, May 2, 2012.

  1. nuts88

    nuts88 New commenter

    What's the difference?
  2. nuts88

    nuts88 New commenter

    What's the difference?
  3. bigkid

    bigkid New commenter

    Quite a high proportion of my students will work hard if they know what to do and are confident in their ability to do it. If they don't understand what to do then they do nothing without support. If they are not confident they do nothing without checking they are doing it right first.
    I wouldn't describe them as lazy but they will fairly regularly not do enough work.
  4. Herringthecat

    Herringthecat New commenter

    is it something to do with an inherent curiosity about Stuff (cap deliberate!) versus a lack of interest about Stuff? The difference - perhaps partly from home life - between 'I don't know - what can I find out and which resources can I use' and 'I don't know and I don't care.' Lazy, or learned behaviour, or just this subject not getting them excited?

    certainly with me, if someone talks about a place in the world, I am reaching for the atlas to work out where it is and find out more about it, but if someone talks about inorganic chemistry, something in my brain goes 'yadda yadda yadda' and I switch off.
  5. The drive to succeed involves acquiring skills that one does not wish to develop. Current teaching practice has manhandled and rubbished what works and is needed to this unbelievable **** that we loosely term primary and secondary education. Children and adults are now driven by gratification rather than gratitude.

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