Teaching as a service trade

Two indications on this matter: A teacher/school can not just sit and wait for the students to come to them and be taught according to the teacher’s preferences. The students can very well be better than the teacher at some aspects of the learning experience: the media, the ways to find information and so on.

Also: In a series of articles in Swedens DN (roughly translated Daily News), the journalist Maciej Zaremba, unveils a culture where students have come to regard their education as customer service. They pay for a good education and expects to gain knowledge, good grades and treats the teacher as a clerk in a shop.

Does this degrade teachers and their trade?

Here is the article, but only in swedish: http://www.dn.se/DNet/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2502&a=751571

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Starting from a project about foreseeing the future of learning, this blog is an output of thoughts, ideas, comments and research. I am trying to be practical too, providning examples of the different aspects of the subject. My name is Pelle Filipsson and I work as a web pedagog.

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