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Biases

I think of education as a process of learning that isn't restricted to the classroom, and I think if we were discussing education outside of the setting of a college class, we might have been more likely to describe it in a broader sense. However, because "education" classes in college are about academic education we naturally assume that this will be the topic of discussion, and cater our thoughts to meet this expectation. Thus we begin talking about education as it relates to school, and are now taking a step back and saying, "wait, isn't there so much more to education?" During class I was thinking about how our setting is affecting our discussion and I wonder if there are other ways, in addition to how we're thinking about education, in which our setting is creating subconscious biases.

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