Which Do You Prefer? Old or Young Professor?
October 19, 2007 12:03am CST
I remember when I was in college, I would choose most of my teachers. I would choose the young ones. I guess I did not like the old fashion ways of teaching of the old teachers in our school, and most specially if they talk and write too slow. How bout you guys, what do you prefer and why?
31 Oct 07
for me i prefer the younger set of brilliant professor because they are more dynamic and interesting. they can easily relate to us thus it breeds a kind of pleasant information exchange and interaction which is helpful in acquiring knowledge.
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24 Oct 07
I prefer the younger professors instead of the older ones. It has been my experience that the younger professors are more reasonable with the work load. They understand that people have life outside of school and don't overburden their students with homework. Younger professors also realize that many of the students can't sit and listen to a lecture for three hours straight. They mix the class up a bit with lectures, breaks, group work, and instructional videos. This way it keeps the students thinking. I've had a problem with the older professors being forgetful. They have many times lost my work, forgot to hand back assignments and get confused more easily.
20 Oct 07
I don't prefer any of them in particular. I look at their personalities first. But yeah, young professors are more fun and they make you fall asleep less. I find older professors smarter with the more experience they have in teaching. So they're able to give more knowledge out, and they could probably control the class better.
19 Oct 07
The age of the professor is not really a consideration for me. I pick those that I think will teach me well. And I found out that old professors have more knowledge of the field they teach, from academic to experience. But yeah, younger ones are more considerate and fun to be with.