Lecturers should take their role as teachers seriously

Ek het hierdie naweek ‘n interessante artikel in die Mail & Guardian raakgelees wat ek graag hier wil deel. Ismail Lagardien skryf dat Lecturers should take their role as teachers seriously. Ek stem nie saam met alles wat hy skryf oor die gevare van die corporate-utilitarian approach nie, maar dink dat daar is lesse te leer uit die probleme van die VSA se stelsel. Hy het verseker ‘n punt beet wanneer hy skryf:

The sole purpose of higher education should be to develop and mentor students in knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world in intellectual and practical skills in personal and social responsibility and in integrative and applied learning. This approach to teaching should be fundamental to the objectives of educational institutions and must remain fully integrated with research and knowledge production.

Lees gerus die hele ding, dit laat mens bietjie dink.

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