Discussion in 'Education' started by chanel, Sep 18, 2011.
Harvard Now Values
This is a freshmen pledge. ie it means zero and hardly equates to "Harvard Now Values Kindness Not Learning."
That statement says they value them equally you liar
*Now* ? Surely, most Ivy League schools always have been known for their levels of understanding depth which could not be adequately achieved without the *price* of kindness. Regardless an old or new way, it is always commendable.
1. Not my title. And don't ever call me a liar. Liar.
2. "Educational attainment" does not equal "learning". But of course, no one would expect you to get that.
The statement also says it's voluntary. Learn to read AND comprehend.
From the article:
As a former college professor, I concur 100% with this 'pledge'. Incivility in the classroom is an ever increasing problem, not just at Harvard. Many schools are having to enact policies which deal with uncivil and aggressive behaviors on the part of students. Below is an article which attempts to explain classroom incivility. I think it misses the mark at bit as to the 'whys' and I won't even get into the reason I believe there are so many students who are willing to disrupt classroom teaching and/or stalk and threaten their professors. But I believe this is a first step at Harvard to place the responsibility for inappropriate behaviors where they belong....on the students. I have a master's from Vanderbilt. You sign the honor code. You violate the honor code. Your ass is out. I believe this may be the same type of pledge which will eventually give the school an edge in controlling disruptive student behaviors.
Classroom Incivility -- Welcome!
The above is a long article, but a good read. The internet has numerous articles about incivility in the classroom. Check it out!
Then you trafficed in lies
That may change. Signing the honor code at Vanderbilt is NOT optional.
I will call you a liar every time you lie or traffic in lies
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