At an age where we expect students to be full of energy, to be fully inspired, and be able to discuss or challenge difficult topics, rows of university students sit expressionless and/or asleep. There even comes a point where the professor has to lower her expectations, and expect nobody else to join in on her conversation.
Is this the kind of learning environment that we really want?
Or, does it have to do with the students themselves?
If we feel uninspired, maybe we’re simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Many of us younger students don’t ask ourselves why we’re at school, yet we consent to paying thousands of dollars to pay attention to our phones instead, to complain about people we don’t want to work with, to create work we’re not proud of.
Is this what education should be like?