Ploughing my way through lunch, I look at the printed sheets that lay scattered in front of me. One is a schematic and the other a list of questions for discussion. I put them away and I am eager for the day to be done. Tonight is a dinner and movie night in class. Admittedly, for the $$$ I pay for each class, learning should not be this fun. But it can be. Like today. As I read the questions again, I realize how a popular medium like cinema can teach us lessons. As we sit engrossed in the story, we absorb more than just the storyline. The awkward silences, the non verbal gestures, the feelings of ego and pride that are reflected in the arched eyebrow or the sneering lip.
I can’t wait. The movie we are to see is 12 Angry Men. The instructor is treating us to pizza as well. As I reflect back on the past nine weeks, I realize I have enjoyed his method of teaching. His way of keeping us involved with the content of the course. There are times when I long for the structure that a ‘class’ in my past would have been but that is more of an adjustment to be made from my side. I enjoy the assignments as they make me think and I feel hurt when the grades don’t reflect my expectations. In all, another week and this term will be done. We then move to more serious topics like Statistics and Marketing next term.
So, while I wait it out till 6:00 PM, I hope the rest of you have better things to do with your time than I do with mine. 🙂