[Irtalk] Students don’t read books any more. Why? - news - TES

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri May 23 12:43:49 SAST 2014

A professor of history explains why academics and teachers must engage
young people in a medium they trust – the internet

The other day I was talking to a student in her third year of reading
history at an elite British university. I asked if there were any books
that had changed her understanding of the world. She replied that she had
not read a book from beginning to end. “We don’t have time to read whole
books,” she explained.
*“There are quicker ways to get the information needed for an essay, and
other things to do at university.”​*

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