The number of class weeks for Taiwanese college students is one of the best in the world. Last year, National Taiwan University officially proposed to revise the semester system, shortening the original 18 weeks of class to 16 weeks, and the remaining two weeks were used by teachers for flexible planning. The original of the system design is to intend the comparison of foreign semester planning, so as to integrate with the international market, so that students have more time for self-improvement, and it is even beneficial to study abroad. The goal sounds great, but can the number of weeks in the semester be restructured? Under the beautiful vision, the true appearance of the 16+2 semester system The author studies at the National Taipei University of Education.
Our school is not a school within the National Taiwan University system. However, because it is located in the vicinity of the alliance, in order to facilitate the exchange of students from various schools, the changes in the National Taiwan University Alliance will also be adjusted according to their changes. Adjustment, in the just-concluded 110 academic year, we followed up with the 16+2 semester system due to the restructuring of National Taiwan University. However, after actual experience, the author found that most of the original goals of international integration and students' independent learning were not achieved. On the contrary, due to the sudden reduction Shadow Making of semester weeks, not only students, but also many teachers were also affected by the sudden change of the semester.
Weekly, overwhelmed. For example, the courses originally designed for 18 weeks, even if the school interprets the "flexible week" as - teachers can use it by themselves, but in the face of the announcement of system changes, if teachers still go to 18 weeks as in the past, will they be able to guarantee? Not subject to student or school protests? Therefore, it is flexible. In fact, most professors compress the curriculum planning including exams into 16 weeks. From the author's own experience, the consequence of this is not that the teacher can't finish the course, or even if the teaching is finished, it will be due to the pressure of rushing to the class, the course is hurriedly passed, especially In the 16 weeks, the time for exams or reports has to be squeezed into. After a semester, most of the semester is spent in hasty classes, or preparing for reports and exams. More about this source textSource text required for additional translation information Send feedback Side panels