More than just Potato and Potahto:. Differences in Educational Environments and Philosophies around the World. Angie Jones, University of Central Florida John King, University of Central Florida. Objectives and Overview. Purpose Survey (Pre-Study) Advisor-Survivor . Purpose.
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Differences in Educational Environments and Philosophies around the World
Angie Jones, University of Central Florida
John King, University of Central Florida
Rigid rules, red tape
Exams more rigorous and graded more difficultly
Lack of critical analysis
Rote learning focused
Many exceptions to rules
Exams often include points for efforts, extra chances
Critical analysis important
Participatory learningThailand vs. United States in Higher Ed
Strong mentoring between students
Voicing non-popular opinion considered disrespectful
Disagreeing with professor on academic subjects considered disrespectful
Aware of social class and hierarchy
No cultural precedence for peer mentorship
Okay to voice non-popular opinion if provide a valid argument
Okay to disagree with many professors on academic subjects
Less aware of social class and hierarchyThailand vs. United States in Higher Ed
Rote Learning Focus
Lessons do not conflict with Islamic principles
Negotiation of grades
More Individual Work
Expressing opinion in loud voice symbol of learning
Friendship/Family high importance
Separation by gender
Lessons usually no religious parameters
Grades often non-negotiable
Group Work focused
Expressing opinion in loud voice symbol of aggression/disrespect
No separation by genderSaudi Arabia vs. United States
(C) Six Days
(A) Ask a friend to write the paper for them.
(B) Find an article and copy word for word or paraphrase.
Spend many hours working on the term paper to submit something original.
(D) Turn in the paper late.
(C) Spend many hours working on the term paper to submit something original.
Official Academic Dress (cap and gown)
Inhibition and Consideration
Ask them to stop talking and let them finish.
Take away exams and report to professor.
Ignore them but report to professor later.
Ignore them and never report to professor.
(D) Ignore them and never report to professor.
(A) Jimmy Carter
George H.W. Bush
(C) Bill Clinton