Wednesday, March 05, 2008

passion for learning or earning?

A brief article in today's Guardian presents the case being made by Patricia Broadfoot and Michael Thorne (which he also raised in a recent article in the Times Higher) that many students are lacking in a real enthusiasm for their subject, focusing instead on obtaining qualifications in order to secure high salary employment, degrees being seen, in other words, solely as "a means to an end".

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