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- Mar 2023
Writing longer syllabi and spelling out every expectation for interaction, policy compliance, technology requirements, and prerequisite knowledge leads to a learning environment where compliance becomes more important than human relationships
The challenge here seems to be about implementing human-centered practices in classrooms situated within a culture or larger system that does not prioritize or support humanity or human relationships. Assignment rubrics are often sold to instructors as a time-saving tool (to avoid students contesting their grades), while we could instead highlight the value of rubrics as a guide to help students focus on the important learning points.