"An Engineer can be teacher but a teacher can't be Engineer" Did you agree?

Philippines
April 10, 2011 9:25pm CST
Can you please give mes some opinion about the statement above. Because we have a debate at school and that's our topic. And I want to gain knowledge from my mylotters friends. My pleasure to learn from you guys. Good day!
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@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
11 Apr 11
I don't really agree on that... The teacher is the one teaching the students to become engineers..so I think they are capable of becoming engineers if they want. But it depends on the teachers though, they are smarter than their students most of the time. Good luck on your debate.
• Philippines
11 Apr 11
Thank you so much lady1993, you just another hint how to answers all the questions on my debate. Thanks for your concerns. :)
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
12 Apr 11
How's an ENGLISH teacher supposed to teach ENGINEERING when they never studied it?
@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
13 Apr 11
That's a good question. Well, he did not really specify what kind of teacher he is talking about... But i still think, if he's smart enough, as many teaches are he or she can study any type of engineering he or she wants to so he can be an engineer. Are you saying English teachers are not so smart?
• Philippines
11 Apr 11
a teacher can be an engineer an engineer of lives
@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
12 Apr 11
What can I say? You nailed it short and sweet. The term engineer, just like teacher can be so broad. It need not be confined to what we normally ascribe.
@SIMPLYD (79623)
• Philippines
11 Apr 11
Truly an engineer could be a teacher, because he could impart his knowledge on the fields he learned as an engineer. But a teacher cannot be an engineer, because he wasn't educated to do the technical things that engineers are trained for.
• Philippines
11 Apr 11
Thank you for that informative comment of yours SIMPLYD. I think the only thing that an engineer should have in order to be a good teacher is the ability to handle the student and know their needs, because some of the engineer is don't know how to teach the student. Thanks.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Apr 11
I do not agree. For instance, a teacher may decide that he would rather use his hands instead of his head and actually see how things work. The same that an engineer may get in front of a classroom and show the students how the motor works. It is of course harder for someone who has head knowledge to fix things (I know, I am mechanically challenged), but it can be done.
@tkonlinevn (5784)
• Vietnam
15 Apr 11
I agree with above statement. That's is fact which we can refuse.
• Philippines
14 Apr 11
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
12 Apr 11
How exactly is someone who studies & teaches a subject like english supposed to know how to build a house or an engine? However someone who builds houses or engines could TEACH how to build a house or engine.
• Philippines
12 Apr 11
An engineer studied and practices to be an engineer so he/she can be a teacher cause he can teach what he/she have learned from school but a teacher can't be engineer because he/she studied and practices on how to teach and what to teach.
• Mexico
11 Apr 11
Hi r3 john: I think that's partly truth because a teacher has the tgheory but and engineer has the practice. It's easier to someone that has done the things to teach them to someone else but this doesn't mean that a teacher can't be an engineer. It would be difficult for this person to put his/her knowledge in practice but he/she can too. ALVARO
• Philippines
11 Apr 11
It depends, on what kind of engineering are you trying to describe? but it depends upon the complexities of a lesson.