that about covers it.
You see, here I was, just minding my own business and trying to maybe teach a couple of classes – when all of a sudden kids started showing up wanting me to teach them something about Pathophysiology. I don’t know how much experience you have with this…
Seriously, I’m teaching a new pair of classes this semester and I’ve been struggling with how to make one into a class at all (Medical Terminology) and what narrative to abstract for the other (Pathophysiology).
This has left Medical Terminology as a pretty boring class so far that needs to be transformed into a game or something if we’re ever to survive it.
As for Patho…
What’s to be done? I originally imagined this class to come together as a project for all students to contributing towards create the materials, jointly lead class through the content, and even come together in building examinations. However, I quickly changed tack when the class overfilled and I balked at the idea of so many people working together (or even independently) in an effective manner. My knee-jerk reaction: bounce right back to a standard lecture format.
It went over like a lead balloon.
The decision now is how to go forward.