--Originally published at chozaoop
Hey there, long time no see (that’s not good), here’s WSQ04; in this WSQ we were requested to read some articles and discuss, make our own comments about them and express how we feel by them.
I’m going to go one by one, just after i read it, i’m typing my opinions here.
“A Lecture From the Lectured”.
I think there’s a different situation here in Tec de Monterrey in comparison to some Universities in US, mostly because the classrooms here are kind of “reduced”, and by that i mean less students, comparing to classes in most Universities which make up to more than 100 students in a whole auditorium, here in Mexico, that’s a lot of people.
But in contrast, it is alike too, we still get lectured and people also get bored from time to time, may not come to class some days, and feel pretty distant to their professor. In this article, students (the lectured) give their own feedback about how they feel, what they feel, things they like and things they don’t, how they wish the professor to be.
These students express that there’s no connection between them and the teacher, feeling that he’s not someone they can speak to, they want to interact with the teacher so the class is not always a lecture, something you can even do on your own, but some dynamic learning in which they break that routine.
“An A+ student regrets his grades”.
Wow, this hitted me up, so Afraj Gill talks about how grading is some stuff from the past, how we need to change the way school is, how they measure your sucess based on some numbers, the way that most students apreciate an A+ on some subject more than what they learned or how they grew.
He discusses the fact that failure is, in most cases, punished by the system rather than teaching the students that, in fact, failure is part of learning and this has to do with one of Ken’s phrases that says “It’s okay to fail”.
Afraj says that actually the culture is a problem and we need to fix this from the ground up, which is a pretty difficult and complex process, but with great rewards.
“Showing the Differences between a Traditional and a Flipped Classroom”
Really fun video, showing the contrast between those two type of learning, in my opinion, flipped class seemed more relaxed and flexible, in the way that you interact a lot with your teacher; not everything is just a bunch of theory throwed at your face. Also you have more time to fix some problems you had while reading at home or in this case (physics class) some exercise that gave you problems and such.
Regular class seemed more square, kind of the same you know, taking notes, asking the teacher, trying to comprehend just the theoric part and not even getting a grasp of what it works in the real life.
Obviously we saw that one is teacher-centered and the other is more of student-centered, it makes a lot of sense that classes should be indeed student-centered since there’s always a lot more of students than teachers and guess what? Students are the ones who must learn.