martes, 13 de julio de 2010

Los que copian no aprenden

Otra entrada más sobre un tema cada vez más preocupante, lo de copiar en la Universidad. Y con un punto de vista muy interesante:

But as David Pritchard, a physics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told me recently: “The big sleeping dog here is not the moral issue. The problem is that kids don’t learn if they don’t do the work.”

Prof. Pritchard and his colleagues illustrated the point in a study of cheating behavior by M.I.T. students who used an online system to complete homework. The students who were found to have copied the most answers from others started out with the same math and physics skills as their harder-working classmates. But by skipping the actual work in homework, they fell behind in understanding and became significantly more likely to fail.

En el fondo es lo que hemos dicho siempre: que copiar sólo va en contra de los alumnos…pero nunca está de más verlo en el NYTimes.

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