The Difference in Grad School

The Ubiquitous Librarian, writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, wrote about Bloom’s Taxonomy and what it adds to the conversation about graduate students in What it Takes to Become a Scholar: Helping Students Scale the Taxonomy.

In his ethnographic study with his students, he found that independence and creation were predominant differences in the move from student to scholar.

How can we help our students make that move and foster independence and creation? I’m thinking those conceptual elements, particularly the innovation aspect, would be very helpful.

Can that be used across the academy? You betcha.

If we encourage our students to be innovative from day one, they are more likely to be successful at it as they journey through the university.

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