Right answer?

Another alienating factor is that often our students assume that we think there is a right and a wrong answer on a topic, that we are right, and that their job is to intuit the “correct” answer. Obviously Professor Snider helped his students over this hurdle by proclaiming the right answers. But I think that most of us want to expand the students’ horizons, not control them. We want to challenge their worldview even when they don’t yet know what that means. To do this we must avoid making our opinions the boundary of our students’ exercise of their brains. “23% felt they had to agree with a professor to get a good grade, though the majority of these felt this had only happened once.” (Jaschik)

From my TYCA controversial paper

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