Exam tea party

It is a well-known fact that nowadays you’ll hear millions of students’ stories concerning the difficulties they encounter during their studies, and I have no intention of saying that my story stands out from the rest, but I do hope that the ones meant to hear it, will, and that it will raise awareness to that target group. It’s a small critique of the professors, but also an indicator for illustrating what NOT to do when you are, or you wish to become a part of the academic world, and be an example for your students.

Well, to begin with my story, I was getting ready for this exam for two weeks, I put everything and everyone else aside, and focused just on the subject matter. Then, I went to take the exam and I was happy there were only fifteen students. I said to myself, yay, there won’t be any problems, and it will be impossible for people that intended to cheat to ask me questions (I don’t care if this sounds nerdy, nor if you are one of those students who like to cheat on exams, in my opinion academic dishonesty should be punished severely). Continue reading

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Education towards sustainable future

Ever since the Industrial Revolution, humanity acts as if this world is an infinite source of goods. Just imagine, for more than a century, we suck out of the Earth knowing about the dangers of it, with the thought “don’t worry, next generations will handle it!”

Well, we’ve come to a point where every part of the abovementioned statement is put under question. Yes, all of us should worry, just because we are the direct witnesses of frightening climate changes, lack of renewable, clean energy sources, the die out of fossil fuels, lack of waste management and recycling, lack of clean water, etc. And, more importantly, if we keep up like this, we don’t know if next generations will be able to handle it. Will there even be next generations with this pace? Continue reading