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Beg2Differ



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:46 am    Post subject: Quality of Students in Qatar Reply with quote

Hi,
I taught in the UAE for several years and found the students to be unmotivated, unruly and generally unwilling to really learn. How do the students at university level compare in Qatar?

Thanks for all responses.
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millie18



Joined: 23 Oct 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the 6 US unis in Education City - students in their respective programmes are usually more motivated than average (can't speak about the Bridge program) GCC students. Perhaps comparable to AUS

QU - probably on a par with ZU

Other colleges - like CNAQ and HCCQ - more like HCT
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scot47



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Students in KSA are better motivated. Now that IS a scary statement !
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battleshipb_b



Joined: 14 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="scot47"]Students in KSA are better motivated. Now that IS a scary statement ![/quote]

I am not sure about that. Recent events in the magic kingdom have made a lot of them sit up and suddenly pay attention to English - they see what's going on around them and how education is a way up and out. Don't forget almost half of the people in the magic kingdom are under 30 and many are unemployed. Many are trying hard. I worked in Qatar more than 20 years ago and at that point in time the Qataris were very highly motivated. I've since heard the excess revenue from gas and oil money has made them spoiled and lazy. I've been back a few times and seen the changes that oil money has made. Very impressive but at the same time, when you have it all, you don't have the motivation.

I've also heard the students are more arrogant and tend to regard the teachers as upmarket servants nowadays. A big change from their parents' generation. This is the attitude to some extent in KSA but not like in Qatar.
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lollaerd



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some pretty smart students coming out of the private schools as well as the IB independent schools like Omar Bin Khattab. Those schools are doing a good job, other independent schools are not faring so well - their graduates are the ones who end up in the ESL classes. The others do not.

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/maryam-al-khatir/154252-maintaining-quality-of-education.html
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