Paul Pie

Munich, Germany

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Just call me Paul.

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English, German

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Paul Pie
Posted almost 3 years ago
Should degrees have "patches"?
I'm a bit baffled how nobody has mentioned that these things already exist. You mentioned that you feel more and more that this is a seelable product. It is. Companies send their employees on advanced trainings ALL THE TIME. Heck, it's required in many fields. And it indeed is what distinguishes you from others and get's you ahead in the company ladder. Lot's of people earn their living providing such advanced trainings. No need to reinvent the wheel. And as far as universities go: Usually they do update their curriculum to reflect the current knowledge. Why should they be responsible for what happens after they've provided their service (education) to you? - unless they charge, which some might already do. It is your responsibility to keep yourself informed in your field of work or else you'll become obsolete. And there's enough tools to do that. Free and commercial. p.s.: The effectivness of these trainings is another problem. However, that would apply to the university- patches, too.
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Paul Pie
Posted almost 3 years ago
How do we get students to adopt specific classroom procedures without the use of negative consequences (punishment) or rewards?
I am sure your system has it's merits and is quite a reasonable approach, however, many of your students would probably prefer to find their own system. When reading your explanation of what the students need I immidiately felt myself become one of those "oppositional" students. I went through most of my middle-school and high-school years without ever taking notes at all. And the idea of having all that stuff was just revolting to me. Whenever a teacher came up with one of your ideas I'd flat out reject it. That of course lead to some frantic scrambling for notes just before exams BUT: Me and my friends always proved to be quite ressourceful in organizing ourselves in that time. Now surely, my option isn't the way to go but realize that your students most likely are capable of getting themselves organized. But if you impose a system which might work for you, you will antagonize your students. Why not take some more time and help your students come up with their own system? Personalized, suited to their behaviour and way of learning. Because all these tests and reports you've thought up sound horribly annoying. It sounds like one of those tight run businesses straight out of employee's hell. And in my puberty I'd have been the first to draw a dick on those "what I am thinking about now?" papers and chuck them in the bin. I can see you have only their best interest in mind and never meant for your system to generate such a reaction but I thought it might help to hear the most antagonistic opinion. No offense ment. In the end, and here I totally agree with you, what counts is that the students learn their skills, hopefully enjoy them and get more personal freedom in choosing what they eant to do next. They way they go about it shouldn't matter.