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我们是不是太过kiasi?

上了advanced diploma后,和diploma的学习生活相比,最大的分别是我们的参与感加重了。可是很有趣的现象时,每当我们的lecturer在课堂上发出问题寻求学生的答复的时候,她/他能等到的却只是沉默的空气。有一次,我们的psychology讲师甚至一针见血地说出:“你们根本不是humble(谦虚),而是kiasi(怕死)”。回想我以前的学习日子,从小学到中学,印象中我根本没有很多的机会在很多人面前表达自己的机会。我甚至还记得我在中学的第一次presentation甚至是一个failure……

或许我真的还不习惯在课堂上表达自己的想法吧,说到这个,上个星期其实发生了一段很有趣的小插曲。有一次我们的讲师问了一个问题,坐我隔壁的同学要我一起大大声从最后一排喊出答案(因为是一个lecture hall内)。结果数到三后,她的答案已经喊出了一个音节出来,而我还是很沉默地看着他……还好她的声量不是很大,不然那个情况真的超尴尬。

我们psychology的讲师也鼓励过我们积极参与lecture,在她发问的时候说出我们的想法。她引用了一个例子,恰巧和我的情况很相似,或许也和lecture hall内的很多人有共鸣也说不定。她说过,那些在课堂上自己有了答案但是不吭声的人只有两种人,一种是那种静静坐在那边分析别人答案的人,然后不断改善自己的人,第二种人就是那种可能自信不是很够的人,而不敢把自己的答案说出来。基本上我是那种两者都一点的人……相信很多人都是一样,又或者我们已经习惯被动。

越写越不知道如何继续,或许有机会在继续这个topic……本来不是很想发出来的,不过念在已经写了很久就发出来吧。

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nvm… mebbe we should try to start being active…..
but can we?! let’s do it in the next class…
of course, we must prepare before entering the lecture hall…
even we’re not sure about the answer, but I dun think anyone will laugh at us….
🙂

author
Jeffrey04
date
2006-06-25
time
17:42:59

What I’m doing now is something contradict to last time. When I was teaching at primary school, I liked my students to speak up in my classes (of course, speak at the right moment). I would like to have interaction among the study environment. I would like to have feedback on them.

Of course most of the time I’m very active in some lectures and tutorial classes, but I don’t think I’ll be active in the lecture hall (among the public).

But I think there should be some group of people should bring this environment up, that means, someone have to be active in the very first place then others will follow. But hey, who would like to be that person? What if what he / she did fail? Then others might tease him / her…Mebbe this is what called as “kiasi”.

author
Ling Ling
date
2006-06-25
time
17:19:08

hey nice to meet ya

author
Jeffrey04
date
2006-06-25
time
01:44:20

i agree…we’re trained to be that way due to the education system last time……sigh…we really need a lot of time and effort to change our attitude so that speaking in the class is not too hard for us…i’m still having the same problem and i hate to speak in the public…sigh…

author
sk
date
2006-06-25
time
01:31:35