Measuring the Wrong End of Our Students

The number of hours required for a massage education always seems to be a hot topic in the USA. But I’ve never really understood the obsession with measuring how much time a student spends with their butts planted in their chairs at school. Seems to me that we are measuring the wrong end of our students. Shouldn’t we be measuring their minds?

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2 thoughts on “Measuring the Wrong End of Our Students

  1. What do you mean by mind. Are you saying measuring their intelligence, critical thinking skills? Please elaborate. Thank you.

  2. Time spent in a classroom is clearly no indicator of competence or proficiency in massage. So the question is: What do we need to measure? What are the knowledge, skills and abilities that make us proficient as massage professionals?

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