Teaching Unprepared Students: The Importance of Increasing Relevance
Unprepared students, teaching, teaching improvements, relevance in teaching
It is difficult to teach if students are unprepared to learn. In a 2013 Faculty Focus reader survey, faculty were asked to rank their biggest day-to-day challenges. “Students who are not prepared for the rigors of college” and “Students who come to class unprepared” finished in a statistical dead heat as the #1 challenge; roughly 30% of the respondees rated both challenges as “very problematic.”
Original Publication Citation
Griffin, Tyler J., Alford, Kenneth L. (2013). “Teaching Unprepared Students: The importance of Increasing Relevance.” Faculty Focus, online newsletter published November 4, 2013. Magna Publications, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin. Online copy available at http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/effective-teaching-strategies/teaching-unprepared-students-the-importance-of-increasing-relevance/
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Alford, Kenneth L. and Griffin, Tyler J., "Teaching Unprepared Students: The Importance of Increasing Relevance" (2013). Faculty Publications. 3402.