Educate your students to become intellectual and independent

I am a lecturer. Sometimes, I saw many of my colleagues who works as a lecturer forget that as educators, they need to know that the character of each student is not the same. They are unique individuals. They are different because they come from diverse backgrounds. We forget that we need to respect and appreciate the uniqueness of the individual and strive to explore the personality of the individual so that they can excel. We need to create an environment that promotes personal value and uniqueness, respect, honesty, involvement, and expectations. We need to teach our students to become independent.

Sometimes, due to the purpose of generating the numbers, such as the impact factor, h-index, the promotion, all for the short-term goal, we sacrifice long-term goals in educating people. Please train our students to become independent, creative, and have moral integrity. Do not make the student an object that is used not to make them intellectual, but for the artificial success, that is only beneficial for the lecturers and the prestige of the university.

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Hadi Nur

My name is Hadi Nur, a professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and an adjunct professor at Universitas Negeri Malang (UM). I can be reached easily online. Here, the table of content of my blog posts and search what you are looking for here.