new years resolutions
gmuller at worldonline.nl
Sun Jan 5 21:17:31 CET 2003
"Laura Creighton" <lac at strakt.com> schreef in bericht
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> > Now, if I may ask a personal question, what you didn't like in
> > ia ?
> This is just off the top of my head....
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> 3. believing that teaching is something that comes naturally. No effort
> is made to train professors on how to teach well. This is a trainable
unfortunately it is only trainable if sufficient teaching potential is
many people will never become good teachers :-(
> 4. in some places -- forcing people to teach so that you cannot simply do
> research all the time if you hate teaching. in other places, getting
> rid of or valuing less the great teachers, because their research isn't
> so hot. Many places do both, of course.
teaching is often regarded as a burden, which has to be fairly distributed.
This is completely the wrong attitude, but it explains your experience.
> 6. Classroom teaching as opposed to Master/Apprentice type relationships.
very complementary ways of teaching, both of them are needed.
Unfortunately master apprenticeships are not always easy tor ealize in
> 9. A life focused on Grading people. Making grades, not knowledge or
> wisdom the important centre of the universe.
yes, again wrong attitude. Note that in general the trend is in the wrong
performance contracts focusing on easily measurable numbers (#grades),
instead of tru goal (accumulated and shared wisdom), see 25!
> 25. Focusing on that which can be measured (in itself a good thing, and
> the secret of Western success) but not to the extent where that
> which cannot be measured is deemed unimportant, or even non-existant.
nice list! regards Gerrit
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