Magz in the pond by ForeverSouls
Here’s another irregular episode of TheoryCast (direct mp3). From the podcasting workshop, we spoke afterwards a little bit about handling difficult undergrads, especially those involved in atheletics. While excusing the stereotype, we learnt that swimmers really do better in school than footballers. Why’s that? Is it because swimming is a solitary thing, and if so, is it the same for academia? While schools try hard to establish a community of learning, perhaps learning is still a very personal thing.
If you know any published research which delves into the relationship of solo vs. team-based activities to academia, do share via comments or leave a voice message!