Does an assignment that causes discomfort produce a different kind of learning? If so, how is it different and is it a better kind of learning?
— Read on www.teachingprofessor.com/topics/preparing-to-teach/assignments/giving-students-assignments-they-hate/
It’s end-of-semester time and PSU students are evaluating their professors on the SRTE (Student Rating of Teacher Effectiveness), but unfortunately it is a big waste of time for all involved. The SRTE is so inaccurate, so bias and so useless in helping instructors improve their teaching, it is little more than a bureaucratic ritual that risks unintended negative consequences.