Using immersive education to combat student apathy: Opinion


Immersive education can help instructors reach students and combat the growing sense of apathy, writes Beth McMurtrie. With apathy growing in its prevalence on campuses, McMurtrie argues that postsecondary institutions must directly respond to this trend and help students understand how their postsecondary education can help them engage with the world. In the United States, some educators are calling for a reinvestment in engaged teaching practices to help shift conversations and make education more meaningful. McMurtrie discusses a variety of options available to postsecondary institutions, including investing in interdisciplinary programs, revamping general-education coursework, and creating immersive-learning courses and building them into majors.

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