Cheating is one of those youthful indiscretions that almost everyone's guilty of but no one admits to until they're older. Students have different reasons for cheating, but we don't talk much about it.
I always said grades weren't an accurate measurement of what I learned.— Andy Crawford (@TroutBandit) September 6, 2017
Too many teachers ask for an opinion, then harpoon your grade when you provide one.— Printerman (@nonmaladjusted) September 6, 2017
Exactly! We make students go for grades not for knowledge. The real essence of education has got lost somewhere.— Danish Khan|دانش خان (@iam_DanishKhan) September 6, 2017
students cheat because our deeply flawed "meritocracy" prevents many from attaining a comfortable life w/o a degree— GØØSE (@relatablegoose) September 6, 2017
So true. It was more about memorization than actually understanding the concepts and being able to think for yourself— Budgielove@Dragoncon (@StefanieandAdam) September 6, 2017
The discussion coincides with a study recently released by the American Physiological Society. The study showed that student known as "high achievers," in highly competitive courses, are more likely to cheat on their exams.
It has been thought that lower-level students were more likely to cheat because they had more to gain in the form of higher grades. However, researchers from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, found that the opposite was true.
Tyson, a Manhattan-born astrophysicist, has always been passionate about science and education.
In school, we rarely learn probability & statistics, leaving us victims of our mind’s own inability to process random events.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) September 5, 2017
In school, curiosity is hardly ever taught or nurtured, breeding legions of students who’ve lost all love of learning.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) September 7, 2017
In school, rarely do we learn how data become facts, how facts become knowledge, and how knowledge becomes wisdom.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) September 5, 2017
Hey Neil there's a whole discipline about that, w/books, classes & everything. It's called philosophy. You said it's 'useless' if I remember— Shannon Vallor (@ShannonVallor) September 6, 2017