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by Mathieu Dufour, Professor in the department of Social Science at Université du Québec en Outaouais
Schooling in North America is largely an individual project. By the time they get to college, many, if not most, students have internalised various stimuli nudging them towards an individualist outlook, such as individual assessments and competition with their peers. This makes it challenging when teaching issues related to social behaviour and collective action : In an institution where success has been framed as an individual affair, how credible can a claim for the importance of collective action in social life be? (…) Read more by clicking here.