This was one of my most favourite courses within my program BECAUSE of Liz. She was very supportive and genuinely cared for us. She was clear in her teachings and consequent assessment tasks. I felt that all the assessment pieces had meaning. I was fortunate to have Liz as my tutor too. I felt I learned a lot from her and I felt safe in asking questions and taking risks. Liz's classroom was very inviting and she effortlessly created a safe space for all her students. The course was intellectually stimulating, but it was made easier because of how approachable she is. I feel exceptionally inspired to use everything I have learned from her. When we had guest lecturer's, I found that everything we had learned was current within the real 'working' world-terminology, concepts etc. I think anyone who is able to take this course and, especially, have the opportunity to be taught by Liz is very lucky! I wish I had Liz for more subjects within my program as I really feel H have learned a lot from her. She is everything I want to be in a teacher and I hope to make her proud with what I take with me into the classroom.
This course was well worth attending, as almost all the lectures were engaging and well compartmentalised. I never witnessed any 'unusual' behaviour as mentioned in other reviews. I found the pace of the course to be very consistent, I appreciated how the assessment tasks were spread out quite evenly. The weighting of the assessment tasks were also evenly spread, making the course less stressful than other courses, which may have a 'do or die' end of semester task. I had a few unexpected issues derail my ability to finish a few reflections on time, and I found the academic staff to be approachable and reasonable in granting me extra time. I would never have thought to sign up for this course, so I am really glad it was a requirement of my degree, as I genuinely learnt a great deal about Indigenous knowledges and perspectives. I also believe that the course content, will actually be something I will draw on when I start my teaching career.
I found this lecturer one of the most approachable of my undergraduate, she seems to wish to engage students in social issues in a broader sense than just coursework. She went out of her way to help me with the coursework and recommended alternative reading material for the branches I found most interesting. Although this lecturer is passionate about what they are teaching I found her open to discussion on views that opposed her own in many fields.
I went into EDUC2090 with an open mind and was very excited to learn about indigenous peoples and their cultures and ways in which we can assist them, however this lecturer destroyed any possibility of such goals being achieved.
Her lectures are completely unstructured, her main focus is that of pushing her own political agenda - steering away from the actual content of the course.
During this woman's lectures I would take note of how regularly she interjected with derogatory comments about right wing politics, even going so far as to hurl personal insults towards conservative political individuals, furthermore demonising students who dare disagree, or even appear to perhaps have a different opinion to her leftist Marxism.
It is in poor taste to make political comments like this and display so much bias while in a position of educating students. One's own political beliefs should be left outside the lecture. She seemed more preoccupied with indoctrinating students to her political ideals than with actually teaching the content.
I felt embarassed that the University of Queensland would have a lecturer like this, who finds it appropriate to make nasty jokes in poor taste - essentially attacking and bullying those who hold political beliefs different to her own.
She is by far the worst lecturer I have ever had in my university experience to date and I feel sympathy for any student who has the misfortune of being 'taught' by her.
I once witnessed a lecture (Indigenous Knowledge and Education) during which she openly shouted and abused a student. She advised us in the next lecture that she had apologised, however many students who I spoke to still felt uncomfortable about the incident.
Without compulsory attendance tracked by a physical sign-on, I doubt I would have gone to any of her lectures after that experience. Two thirds of my cohort signed a written complaint to the then-head of the school of Education, which was summarily brushed aside.
I have struggled greatly to write this review without including anything which could be taken as libel or defamation.