LET’S TALK LEARNING WITH OUR STUDENTS
Interview by Stéphanie Carle, Editor-in-Chief, Pédagogie collégiale
When considering the theme of this issue of the journal, the Editor-in-Chief decided to get together with a few students—four young women, one young man, all in their first year (although in different programs, and enrolled in three different colleges)—to discuss their perceptions of learning and experiences. There was nothing scientific about the process, just five motivated, strong students who took their studies seriously, liked school, and participated good-naturedly over a box of doughnuts! While it is impossible to generalize and see them as representing the entire college-student body, their thoughts deserve to be heard. Regardless of the theory and research, what learning and teaching strategies did the students in this sample prefer? What academic problems were they experiencing? Some valuable suggestions at the end of interview are intended to encourage all faculty to reflect on their practices and determine to what extent they promote learning and meet their students’ needs and expectations.
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