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When I was high school student, I felt wonder about difference between two teachers.
One of them was so serious and he made classroom newsletter everyday. In this article, He told us how important study is.
However, no one read. No one wanted to answer his enthusiasm. In spite of responds seriously to students’ comments and insights in his class.
The Other was rarely create opportunity to respond to student’s comments and insights in his class. He almost use video class so his class is one-sided.
However, everyone in his class adored him. In the rare blackboard class, everyone was serious to learn the lesson from what he was teaching.
They are both serious about teaching and they are rich in knowledge. What made the difference in their trust in their students? I thought that it may be caused by ability to choose the best way to use educational resources or to attention to student.
Attention to others is important, as is the case of casual response in everyday life.
what we do in our daily lives is really visible.
In this case, better communication with the student could have produced the intended results.
However, building good communication is difficult because we are dealing with large number of human beings.
Since this experience I’ve still been struggling with what the best education is. How would you answer this question?
What I have felt about education since I entered this university is the difference from high school in content. Until high school, I only learned what my teacher taught me and prepared for tests. However, this kind of study is not often seen in this university. I have to ask questions by myself and look for books and papers in order to solve them. I think high school should adopt a little bit of university-like study to lessen the gap between high schools and universities.
My favorite teacher in my high school tought us ethics. And he has realized that his class does not always work for all students, so he keeps in mind to show his students several studying approaches in a class. For example, he sometimes introduced us to an educational Youtuber, who improved our level of understanding. Actually, I came to interested in ethics through Youtube, so I think everyone has their own way of studying.
It has been almost a year after I started to study about education system of Japan and the method of taking care of children. Last year, I did learned about those methods from textbooks, lectures by professors and lots of assignments. And this year, I joined the activity for elementary school students as a volunteer for the first time. There was a big difference between my knowledge and real children. From this experience, I learned studying in real field not only with textbooks and getting opportunities to communicate with children are very important as well.
I have five classes that are all in English now. It is said that English classes in high school should be all in English, but it is too difficult for students to keep up with the classes. Actually, teachers know that, so all English classes in my high school are mostly in Japanese. However, because I entered this university, I have to have some classes in all English. I noticed that if you want to improve your English skills, especially speaking skills, surroundings like that are necessary for English learners. Therefore, You should expose yourself to unfamiliar surroundings, like classes in all English classes, to improve your English skills.
We have zoom class online now. It’s useful becuase we can attend class at home. However, it has some bad points too. one of them is we have less opportunity to ask questions. When we are in a breakout room, we cannot chat anyone but people who are in the same breakout room. It’s difficult to make sure what we do. I hope I have all classes in a face-to-face style.
I think COVID-19 has a bad influence on my education. The reason is because it is not effective way that we are only doing the homework which teacher gave us and not having any feedback. This is very serious problem for me because I could not know correctly what teacher want to tell us and how they check the score. In addition, joining the class on zoom in my house is not good way to learn because I lack a feeling of tension.
It promotes online classes. Before this pandemic, face-to-face classes were common, so students were able to go back to hometown only during holidays. But thanks to promoting online classes, they can be easy to move. My hometown is far from Asahikawa, so it is good for me.
I myself wonder how COVID-19 has affected my education. I don’t know exactly what my education without COVID-19 would be like though. But at least it changed. It changed from offline to online, which is obvious. Although it may seem obvious that there was a change, I highly doubt that this can be called a change in education. Even if it changed, I could learn what I want to. I would say learning is not a matter of situation/surroundings, but one’s will. In a sense, if one’s will to learn doesn’t change, learning doesn’t change either. Thinking this way, I have no idea how COVID-19 has affected my education, by which I mean COVID-19 hasn’t affected my education at all.
Due to the COVID-19, most of the lectures after I entered the university were changed to online assignment submissions and lectures using zoom, which was very different from the university life I had imagined. However, I am glad that I can proceed with the tasks at my own pace and take a long time to work on what I do not understand. However, the negative effects will still be greater. At the beginning of the lecture, I couldn’t attend the class properly due to machine trouble or unfamiliarity with how to use my computer, and sometimes I felt that it was easier to understand by looking at the real thing, and I still have a deeper relationship with my classmates. It also had an adverse effect even before entering university. Due to various measures taken during the university entrance exam, the number of parts that have changed and the documents that must be brought with me have increased compared to the conventional ones. The number of mock exams that have been held so far has also decreased overwhelmingly. I was worried that people around me are not infected with the COVID-19. I can no longer attend the cram school I was attending for exam preparation. I think that everyone, not just me, was worried because the university entrance exam was taken due to various anxieties.