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Many universities take an old-school approach to higher education that is steeped in tradition and perpetuates the status quo.
A new higher ed study challenges the status quo by suggesting that the most valued dimension of an ideal student is diligence, not intelligence.
Ranking the eight dimensions of an “ideal student” highlights “potential inequalities driven by implicit and unspoken rules of higher education.”
Overall, these survey findings suggest that in higher education, both students and educators value the conscientiousness of a hard-working and enthusiastic learner who is engaged over someone with high intelligence who is academically gifted.
8 Dimensions of an “Ideal Student” (Wong, DeWitt, & Chiu, 2021)
Diligence and engagement
Organization and discipline
Reflection and innovation
Positive and confident outlook
Supportive of others
Intelligence and strategic approach