Dealing with Taiwanese arrogance and ridicule

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Re: Dealing with Taiwanese arrogance and ridicule

Postby Confuzius » 06 Jul 2012, 22:27

archylgp wrote:OK Confuzius, you once posted a rude comment in response to something I wrote to be mean or funny or something. Not sure. I'll stop being an ass now. But you are talking about middle school / high school, which is completely different from college education here. If you have some time, go sit in classes for a few weeks. Just tell the teacher you want to listen (pang ting). They'll most likely let you stay. Best to go to a decent school.


You mind linking the comment? At least in PM, I was wondering why overnight I seemed to have a new flob nemesis.

Been to plenty of classes here-university (private and public) monastic, adult-ed. I have noticed, however, a strong tendency to discourage questioning. Not the ridicule that is prevalent in childhood education, but still questioning seems to often be viewed as being "rude" somehow.

No need to audit (旁聽), already busy as a mofo, thanks for the advice tho.
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Re: Dealing with Taiwanese arrogance and ridicule

Postby Chris » 08 Jul 2012, 04:42

Ridicule by teachers in the (pre-university) classroom is something I experienced attending school in England. It was less common in American schools, in my experience, though it also happened there.

Ridicule of students by teachers is utterly counter-productive. Teachers should encourage class participation, and ridicule makes students less likely to want to speak up in class.
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