Short Memory in Thai Students and Academic Dishonest
Cite this article as: Arunrangsiwed, P. (2020). Short Memory in Thai Students and Academic Dishonest. Retrieved from https://sw-eden.net/2020/04/08/short-memory-thai-academic-dishonest
Honesty is still the first priority that I would focus into for the entire semester. It has been a great big issue in previous semesters, but only couples of students in this semester were dishonest. I could see the improvement of the students in this year. Almost all of the students finish the work or assignment by themselves. I was very happy and proud of it. I think the swear or promise sheet that I asked them to write down is effective. I asked them to write the promise that they would be honest in all assignments and also exam. I would like other teachers who frequently face the cheating situations in class use the same strategy, too.
Another problem beside the honestly is the short memory. Some students can get a very good grade in the worksheet and quiz at the end of the class, but when they completed the midterm examination, they got a low grade. This means they could understand the lesson, but they forget if very quickly. Some believed that teachers should give a lot of homework for the students to do at home, so they would construct a long-term memory. If they just come to the class, they might forget things during the week.
However, if a teacher gives the assignment in every class, the students would certainly distress the class. I have a friend. This guy likes to give a lot of homework and all students hate him. If we decide to hate someone, we may do everything against him. We may support others who hate him, too. That is the reason that I would not like to give too-many assignments. Students should prefer studying my lesson. That could increase their enjoyment, which may improve the following learning outcome. For some students that have a long-term memory regarding my class lesson, it might be because they enjoy the class activities. I think there should be other undiscovered strategies, but give too-many assignments, for the students to develop a long-term memory.