Before and after
I've finished my first week at the Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE), and met 4 of the 5 classes (one was cancelled, although nobody told me!). Each had about 40-45 students in it, with a range of abilities and enthusiasm. Class desks are therefore crammed in, and laid out in the usual grid pattern. Computers and projectors in each room, but not all working and nobody seems to know how to use them. No whiteboards, only blackboard (and no coloured chalk). Bare walls. A confusing mix of high tech and very low tech. As ever, it's all about the teacher adapting to whatever conditions and students levels he finds. Flexibility is key!
3/9/2015 07:12:30 am
So will you be at liberty to bring your creative ideas into the class room. Pictures on walls etc?
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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