Though I will never justify any student engaging in cheating, I also must ask what we as educators and educational policy maker are doing that lowers students' zest for learning.
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The struggle of choice makes us human and an increasing awareness of the nature of our choices, call it free will or not, can become a path to bettering ourselves and the human condition.
A full understanding of life can't be found only by looking at cells and molecules. Conversely, physical existence can't be divorced from the life and structures that coordinate sense perception and experience.
As a college English instructor, I am always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire my students and somehow nurture in them a desire--a drive--to be more expressive and creative.
Imagine watching TV without a screen or communicating with friends without facebook. Would you have an implant to be smarter? What's the status of the science? When do humans become obsolete?
Dr. Richard P. Bentall, professor and practitioner of clinical psychology in Britain, exposes the highly dubious nature of reigning presumptions about the causes and treatment of mental illness.
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