Should we use cognitive enhancers to raise student achievement? (Click title to see article)
This article was published in the September edition of NZ Principal (pages 27-31) and I assume will eventually be available on line as previous magazines are.
I thought that while this article does not consider the impact of e-learning/technology developments it is relevant to this course as it is a scenario to consider. The article questions the use of cognitive enhancers to assist students learn. I found it a provocative article and have enjoyed the reactions and debate it has caused in the staff room. :)
If you could take medication to make your learning easier - would you?
I have certainly met students along the way who try so hard in their learning and struggle for no 'label-able' reason that I would love to be able to give a boost so they can feel successful - but is that ethical? or equitable?
It definitely got me thinking!