Another Brick in The Wall II, Part I

Let’s talk about university education, I can speak about my country and specific university (let’s imagine I’m talking about ordinary students, not gurus, who know everything).

The university lectures is very important part of an education process. But there is no any lectures, that are about lectures or what student should do on the lectures.

Since, student is graduated from the school, he/she tries to copy the actions from school. So basically ±80% of students are trying to make their notes, just one in one from the lecture. (or at least >50%, as some teachers are really fast and crazy).

So, what “one in one” gives, as student does not have enough time to think about the material, later he/she must read material once again, good when he/she think and analyze information, bad when he/she just “learn”. It builds builds straight view to things, some sort of algorithms are developed to solve the problems.

‘One in One’ lecture recording (writing) gives to ordinary student,

1) waste of time, certainly there will be necessary time to “digg” the same materil once again.

2)  there could be some other points, but the most important it is starting to kill the ability to think and see problems from different point of view.

It would be great, there will be the lecture that describes some secrets.

a) starting from the point that ‘one in one’ lecture from teachers words could no be really good (alien material, no personal thoughts and imagination about it).

b) beginning point could be teachers lectures, but written by student, when he/she used brain no just pen and ears. Unfortunately there could be the problem with speedy and crazy fast lectures, when material is given so fast, it’s very difficult to hear all material (not think about it).

c) more better way could be brief notes (personal notes) from the professor lecture. This one is working, when there are good sources (external materials) available, if you do not catch something, take book and do it.

One group do not want to learn, second group do not want to teach. Is there anybody out there ? Thanks God, yes.


9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mazais on January 17, 2008 at 12:08 am

    I call it soviet time lectures – at that time there were strict rules what you can and what you can’t teach in university, because educated and freely thinking person was dangerous for the soviet union.

    I can give you good advice how to acoid this problem – just find 15 friends, each have to write only 1 lecture, ther retype it on computer and send it to others, that means you will have to write only in 1 lecture and will be able to think about the material in other 15 lectures.


  2. Posted by Sergejs on January 17, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Hey, Mazais welcome 🙂

    Huh, you are right about Soviet Union (17 years passed, but still the same).
    Good advice indeed. The problem to find 15 friend that you will trust.

    As far as I remember my personal experience, it could be possible in first and second year, then further it was not too easy task to find such persons.

    But good suggestion.


  3. I think that my education lectures and ect. killing the ability to think and see problems from different point of view, and I can’t stand because I am very angry that each students start to take teachers opinion as their and as only one which is true. But ofcourse in exams if you are not write this “true” opinion you get bad mark. Then I use the system: I write things that they want to hear but Think different!


  4. Posted by Sergejs on January 17, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Liencha, you have stolen post Another Brick in The Wall II, Part II 😛
    at least part of it.

    Your situation is more difficult, because my university is technical and your university is juridical (lawyer, I do not know correct word).
    In technical university you do not express your opinion too often, because of the strict material.
    You cannot go left or right, but teachers anyway want to listen point, that their told to you (even if you told the same but from other side).


  5. sorry, I didn’t mean to steal you part 2 but I only wanted to say that I completely agree with you :)))


  6. Posted by rapsis on January 21, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Well, u have wonderful possibility to take doctors studies and change things. But I doubt that u would like that. At least I didn’t take my chance as I find it useless.


  7. You sacrifice your life to change something in this world. Tough choice. Kapēc te visi angliski runā?


  8. Posted by Sergejs on January 25, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Ah, rapsis agree with you, I’ve missed my chance (probably I do not have enough will to change something).

    My friend of mine took the chance and go to doctor studies, but he do not have ideas to change anything.


  9. Posted by rapsis on January 26, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    angliski taapeec, ka sergejs cepj augshaa rakstus angliski 🙂


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