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Boring UoM Lectures!

Truth: Not all lectures delivered during one’s course is entertaining!

Today, got to meet my uni bestfriend in order to have my share of the birthday cake ๐Ÿ™‚ She came after having a very interesting lecture on Human Resources Management.

Truth 2: Not all lecturers are able to make a class interesting to follow and encourage student’s Participation.

Its sad to have such category of lecturers (maybe part-time mostly). The Art of Teaching and having much academic knowledge about a subject matter are two different things. University students are meant to be transformed into independent students. No need to rely only on someone (a lecturer) to be able to learn theories (Then we wonder about the 80% compulsory attendance policy).

To: All Students

Date: 13 August 2009 (UoM, UoMโ€™s Partner and Affiliated Institutions)

At its 520th (Ordinary) Meeting held on 07 July 2009, Senate approved that the following Regulations pertaining to โ€œ80% Attendance by Studentsโ€, be re-introduced and be henceforth applicable to all students of UoM/UoMโ€™s Partner and Affiliated Institutions as from Academic Year 2009/2010: โ€œA student will be required to regularly attend lectures, tutorials and other forms of instruction prescribed by her/his scheme of study (normally at least 80 % attendance) and to submit written work by the appointed dates. The Senate may, on the recommendation of the Faculty/Centre/Cluster Board, suspend or preclude from further study any student whose attendance or progress is deemed to be unsatisfactory.โ€ All students are hereby requested to strictly abide by the above-mentioned Regulation as from this Academic Year 2009/2010.

UoM Central Administration

A lecturer is here to help you and boring class presentations is definitely the best solution for university students to come to follow the class. We have the library to read out stuff there or either other cool places to hang out with friends.

Well, here is an interesting presentation from Lisa (PhD holder) from Johnson & Wales University:

8 responses

  1. My friend, UoM and interesting cannot be a same meaningful sentence, except this one and “UoM can never be interesting.” #fact

    19 August, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    • I think you are not totally right Bruno!
      one can spend great moments with best friends as Uni student life and good academic life with some hyper intelligent lecturers!

      20 August, 2009 at 8:38 am

  2. I have some very interesting lectures and a few not-so interesting ones this year. I think the level of interest a student shows in class depends on the way the lecture is delivered and the motivation of the student as well. It’s a 2-way traffic. Sometimes the student is stuck mid-way when he/she shows interest but the lecturer does not put in the required passion, like in your case. Then the lecture seems boring. I enjoy classes where there are debates and discussions (who doesn’t?) and unfortunately not all of them are like that.

    21 August, 2009 at 8:44 am

    • I 100% agree with you Morinn! I love insightful comments like this ๐Ÿ˜€

      Whilst learning about Education theory at MGI, I got to know that a Lecturer needs to have classroom management skills. A student has a concentration level of about 20 minutes. Then guys, their mind wander to think about girlfriends , sex, or car porn!

      21 August, 2009 at 9:02 am

  3. Naizlah

    So true… I had a horror movie today 9/9/9 think it 666 instead satanic day…lol, HRM is dead, Jason massacre HRM Rhetoric, History of Industrialization, Trade Unionist, Taylor, HRM Model… I closed my eyes most time of lecture.

    9 September, 2009 at 10:48 pm

  4. Clarel

    There are several types of lecturers at uom:
    1.Those who know their field well and have teaching skills(usually those are the best lecturers and the quality of lectures is high class)

    2. Those who know their field and DONT have teaching skills(you can see that they know what they are doing but the problem lies in delivering the goods)

    3. Those who neither know their field well nor have teaching skills

    From personal observation i would say that usually boring lectures are from lecturers in category 2 and 3

    17 October, 2009 at 8:07 am

    • Clarel, welcome to my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

      Very Insightful comment!

      It feels blessed to have classes with type-1 lecturers. The things that they teach and advice you, can have a profound impact on your career and life!

      17 October, 2009 at 8:11 am

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