Do We Know Our Students? A Sharing and Reflection Session
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Abstract“So, which topic did you choose?” I asked. “I do not come for my essay… Sir, why did you travel solo?” I was surprised. In a 30-minute consultation session of our reflective journal, a medical student began by sharing her view on solo-travel and continued with what it was like to be a first-year student, some philosophical topics and the difficulties in having serious discussion with her friends. During my five years teaching in General Education Foundation Course UGFN1000 In Dialogue with Nature in CUHK, students and I have the opportunity to discuss enduring questions on the subjects in class. Among the 1,300 students I have taught, I know many of them have performed well. However, how many of them do I really know in person? What do they care and why? Are they happy with themselves? For those students who have performed the otherwise, do I know them as well? What are their concerns and difficulties in study? How do they cope with their stresses in life? How well do our students know us, or do they want to? When we talk about whole-person education, isn’t it important to know our students as individuals so that we, as educators, can guide them accordingly and nurture them to be better people? The answer may be obvious but the solution is not. Can a 30-minute consultation session help? Is it too idealistic to know our students with such limited time and other constraints? In this presentation, I am going to share my experience and reflection on the challenges when it comes to getting know my students, and how valuable it is to know them. You are most welcome to share your views.
Acceptance Date31/03/2017
All Author(s) ListLI Ming
Name of Conference2017 Institute on General Education cum Teacher and Student Conference
Start Date of Conference27/06/2017
End Date of Conference30/06/2017
Place of ConferenceHong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceHong Kong
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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