Pat thinks that there is wide variation in what students already know when they start a course. He says that it can be very difficult to determine which level to begin with and how advanced he can be without losing most of the students along the way.
Elsa says that her lectures tend to be rather long and is afraid that students, who are used to pictures and video, might find the presentations rather boring.
Jesper has many years of teaching experience but has grown tired of giving the same long lectures. He has recently decided to modernise his course in order to make the course material available to students even when they are not on campus.
Fredric says that when he asks for questions and comments after lectures, he receives responses from just a few students, often the same persons, while many students sit silent.
Anders thinks that his students have trouble understanding why they need to have a scientific attitude towards information even as future practicing doctors. Students often focus on memorizing details without realizing that it is not so important exactly what happens in the labs, but why each step looks like it does.
Zhang is experiencing a change in student behavior. Students do not always come to lectures like before. Many students work and study at the same time, not able to devote the necessary time to learning. This can lead to gaps in their knowledge, while the demands and expectations from employers are steadily increasing.
Before we enter the laboratory for learning, the students receive background information and a written agenda, says Karl. However, the students complain that they are unprepared when they come to the lab, which creates confusion when they are going to do their own experiments.
Karolina has a problem with group work. They often become rather boring and repetitive texts where knowledge is merely regurgitated.