How can I do? If not shout to him........ 1
Hari Raya is coming next week. It is a big holiday in Malay culture, many students needed to go back their hometowns. As the result, Thursday classes were quite empty. Even on some high fail rate, very difficult subject, only 1/3 students attended the class.
Consequently, our lecturer was not so happy. He spent half of the lecturer hour, scolded the whole class, “How come it is such a difficult subject with so high fail rate, your students still dare to skip it?! Do you know if you fail the subject, you will have to resit! resit! resit!”
I did know, so I was there. However, maybe this was not the best way to solve the problem. Scolding is a very dangerous tool. It often carries discourage information and should be always meanly and carefully used.
I have heard a mental illness, which in Chinese called “Good Student Depression Syndrome”. I don't know its exact English terminology though. This illness is resulted from good students experience much more accusations and high demands from their parents and their lecturers. As well as often being used as scapegoats and punching bags for other students' misbehaviors.
Thursday class was the typical example. If you were there, you would have found most students were those students, who did care about their studies and who didn't skip class. Only they were the students who were set fired and scolded. Their efforts of not skipping class were, in addition, wasted.
Though I understand the lecturer was care about us, but those who were already on Air Asia, had no chance to hear what he said. When scolding messages were delivered to the wrong receivers, only its negative effects exercised.
I think a better way was just to teach what needed to teach. The most persuasive testimony is to make those students who never skip class success. Not only success in exams, but also success in socials and success in careers. There are many valuable life experiences could be taught beyond our syllabus.
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