Thursday, March 29, 2007

Mr. Chips

Did you ever read the book "Goodbye Mr. Chips"? I did, ages ago and don't remember much except the description of Mr. Chips, an older man with a fondness for tweed jackets.

Well my International management professor is Mr. Chips. He was wearing a tweed jacket and a pull over sweater and herringbone pants. It was just very traditional when you think of the word "professor" if he had a pipe then it would have all fit.

Yet, he was so interesting. He is from Belgium and taught in the Congo for a few years. His philosophy about teaching the class is that it is purely driven by what interests us and as such it is very research based. So it will be a different sort of class, he believes that he is not the keeper of all knowledge as some professors appear to be but he said he can learn from us just as we can learn from him. So participation is encouraged and we will each find our niche. Oh and he said that there may not be a mid-term nor a final because well, he does not like them and we don't like taking them.

So this is going to be a cool class. I love these type of classes because they are just very interesting and I take so much out of them.

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