Thai students should have some voice to design their learning schedule
Cite this article as: Arunrangsiwed, P. (2020). Thai students should have some voice to design their learning schedule. Retrieved from https://sw-eden.net/2020/04/08/students-voice-schedule/
I divided this course into two parts, as well as, other teachers did, which are before and after midterm examination. I taught English for Entrepreneur class in their semester. I did the traditional lecture and active-learning activities for the whole first-half of the course. Then, I gave the midterm examination. After the midterm exam, I taught them two weeks and then we could not traditionally meet anymore due to the government announcement about COVID-19 crisis in March 2019. For the entire semester, I rarely saw the dishonestly. In fact the honesty is the thing that I really really serious and I always aware of it. With this group of students, dishonesty is not their major problems, but the responsibility. At the beginning of the semester, we all came to the class exactly at the same time of the official time table. There were about three students got the problems with the traffic and their routine stuff. Some had already got three absents within the first-half of the semester.
I would like to solve the particular problem, so I change the time of class meeting, and everyone was happy with it. After I rescheduled, every student has no absent, and everyone came to class on time. Our class meets are just like this for three times, and then, if was about the COVID-19 crisis.
The point that I want to make here is that the teachers may need to adapt their time to fit into most students’ schedule. If we did everything along with our own schedule, we may find that many students are so bad and irresponsible. However, if we talked to them, and let them design the class schedule, we will see other side of them. Here, everyone came to class on time finally.
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