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Re: Educational standards: USA/Europe/College+ by JohnnyG on 2004-02-08 20:47:20
Let me start from the beginning on this entry and explain why I'm typing. Here in Austin TX at the engineering building we employ many foreign nationals to construct the next generation of microcircuits. The human primates I associate with from Great Britain/Germany get together at places such as "The Continental Club" and "La Zona Rosa". We speak about our uni experiences and what the whole educational process from our country of origin did for our brains. The comments made by these co-workers and friends has been entered into my personal journal. I only seek more commentary from you fellow taters as to your experiences in higher education. Specifically you Brits. This entry is absolutely NOT about proving academic superiority between any country or institution. Ok. Ok then. Comment my friends.
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|Re: Re: Educational standards: USA/Europe/College+ by Kid on 2004-02-10 12:43:53 | Reply to this|
I found that the educational experience is coloured very much by the people who seek to give the education. I got on well with a lot of my lecturers, and they taught well, and - thus - I got a lot out of it. However, some I didn't get on quite so well with, and found it all a struggle. If there were no interaction between teacher and pupil, there would be nothing to inspire, really, as once one reaches university level, one ought to strive to acheive something. The best people to give inspiration are those who have already acheived in the field. (In my opinion). Educationally, then, it can be hit or miss. However, life experience (which didn't enter your question) makes university (for me) something I would encourage everyone to partake in. From being lumped in with a load of people you don't know, to spending 3,4,5 years with them, getting a whole new life made - its all a wonderful, ahem, personal growth. I think, anyways.
Again, if I'm all wrong on my answer, let me know.