The Nonconformist Teacher

Teaching Theology


Memo from the Dean

Dear Prinicpal/Director (sorry, I never know what to call you these days);

I wonder if you would speak to one of my lecturers who is causing me some difficulties.

Ok, he has not been teaching for long, but his scores in the feedback exercise from the students are unusually low.   Apparently he uses no technology at all – that interactive white board which cost us so much just sits there idle through his classes. He has posted no notes on our college server – which is not surprising, as he seems not to produce any notes for the students at all.

I have tried to get final marks from him, but he just says he believes in formative assessment only, and he doesn’t want to mark one student higher than another.  As you can imagine, that attitude would bring down the entire system.   We should not…

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