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Reverse Student Apathy

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Are your student's engaged? Or are they disconnected? Students who don't feel engaged and connected can quickly become apathetic and potential candidates for failure and dropping out. Can apathy be reversed? Students at Virginia Marti College of Art & Design challenge you to reverse student apathy.

Big Idea


The Essential Question

What factors create and remedy student apathy?

Example Guiding Questions

1. What is apathy?
2. What causes apathy in schools?
3. What factors reduce apathy?

Example Guiding Activities

1. Conduct student survey about apathy and clarify the motivating factors.
2. Interview instructors and students about their perspectives on apathy.
3. Test motivational concepts on two student groups suffering from apathy.

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  • Todd Saperstein
    Todd Saperstein This is our latest, the students and I feel really good about this. After reviewing my previous submission, Don Henderson offered some minor suggestions for improvement. Those suggestions have been implemented in addition to text edits which make our Big ...  more
    April 4, 2011

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