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So if we’re interested in retention of important pieces of the content or significant meanings from the content, then it needs to be transformed in some way.
Alfred North Whitehead wrote about this 100 years ago. He said that inert knowledge is not enough, and he also said, along the lines of the ancients, we should educate for the development of dispositions in the 20th century. Sadly, we have been reduced to teaching subjects. So, the question for someone who is on an exam course is that those courses are about content but they should also be about the development of dispositions. It’s a question about how do we balance the two. How do we ensure that our students are developing and growing around those dispositions of critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration and so forth?