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If archaeology students can’t cope with ‘scary bones’, they really are doomed

Post by Tommy Monk on Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:47 pm

Just when you thought the trigger-warning trend on campus couldn’t get any more bonkers it’s reported that archaeology students are being allowed to dodge discussions of ‘traumatic’ historic events. Yes, students  whose entire academic mission is to dig up bones, pore over old stuff and work out what the hell mankind was doing / thinking a thousand-odd years ago are being warned that such excavations can uncover ‘disturbing’ stuff that might ‘traumatise’ them because ‘bones can be scary’. So they should feel free to nip out of class if it gets too much. Archaeology students being told archaeology is a scary pursuit — I think we’ve reached peak campus madness.

The students in question are at University College London. Those taking the archaeologies of modern conflict course have been given permission by the course tutor to ‘walk out of classes if they find dealing with some topics too traumatic’. These ‘distressed students’ will not be penalised for cutting class, so long as they ‘copy the notes of another student’. (Wait — won’t those notes be traumatising too?) All the course’s students are told in advance that looking into historic wars and events can be ‘disturbing’. It’s like a modern version of that pained medieval cry against exploration of uncharted land: ‘Here be dragons.’


http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/09/archeology-students-cant-cope-scary-bones-really-doomed/



This is the result of the happy clappy leftie teaching of kids where protecting sensitivities is more important...

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:58 pm

Think I'll duck outta this thread. Too traumatizing.

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Post by eddie on Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:59 pm

Make no bones about it...it's stupid!

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Post by Lord Foul on Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:31 pm

In June 1944 18 year olds stormed and died on the beaches of normandy

In 2016 18 year olds need councelling if someone says a nasty word to them.... Rolling Eyes

and they are scared of bones.....

god help us all..............



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Re: If archaeology students can’t cope with ‘scary bones’, they really are doomed

Post by Jules on Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:49 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:Just when you thought the trigger-warning trend on campus couldn’t get any more bonkers it’s reported that archaeology students are being allowed to dodge discussions of ‘traumatic’ historic events. Yes, students  whose entire academic mission is to dig up bones, pore over old stuff and work out what the hell mankind was doing / thinking a thousand-odd years ago are being warned that such excavations can uncover ‘disturbing’ stuff that might ‘traumatise’ them because ‘bones can be scary’. So they should feel free to nip out of class if it gets too much. Archaeology students being told archaeology is a scary pursuit — I think we’ve reached peak campus madness.

The students in question are at University College London. Those taking the archaeologies of modern conflict course have been given permission by the course tutor to ‘walk out of classes if they find dealing with some topics too traumatic’. These ‘distressed students’ will not be penalised for cutting class, so long as they ‘copy the notes of another student’. (Wait — won’t those notes be traumatising too?) All the course’s students are told in advance that looking into historic wars and events can be ‘disturbing’. It’s like a modern version of that pained medieval cry against exploration of uncharted land: ‘Here be dragons.’


http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/09/archeology-students-cant-cope-scary-bones-really-doomed/

This is the result of the happy clappy leftie teaching of kids where protecting sensitivities is more important...

Telling the cowardly ones that their career in archaeology lies in ruins could lead to some confusion ...

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Re: If archaeology students can’t cope with ‘scary bones’, they really are doomed

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:18 am

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study         OBVIOUSLY some uni's are more interested in increasing their student intakes, irrespective of whether some of those students will be unsuitable for the courses themselves...

A lot of universities these days seem to following the new age capitalist model of maximising funding, rather than prioritising a minor thing like the quality of their education..         Laughing


P.S.  High school dropout Tommy's reference to "happy clappy leftie teachers" simply goes to show that young master Monk doesn't have a clue about how universities, or the fact that they have lecturers and tutors --  not "teachers".

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Post by Eilzel on Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:10 am

This is one issue in one uni, and we don't even know how many students care to do this. Yet, people are going on like this is already endemic nationwide. Fgs.

Rather telling of the 'oldies' who are always quick to try and write off an entire generation.

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Re: If archaeology students can’t cope with ‘scary bones’, they really are doomed

Post by Tommy Monk on Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:32 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:.
study         OBVIOUSLY some uni's are more interested in increasing their student intakes, irrespective of whether some of those students will be unsuitable for the courses themselves...

A lot of universities these days seem to following the new age capitalist model of maximising funding, rather than prioritising a minor thing like the quality of their education..         Laughing


P.S.  High school dropout Tommy's reference to "happy clappy leftie teachers" simply goes to show that young master Monk doesn't have a clue about how universities, or the fact that they have lecturers and tutors --  not "teachers".



I said "teaching" you bellend end!!!


You must have marshmallow for brains the amount of shit you come out with you senile old coffin dodger!!!


lol!

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:32 pm

Eilzel wrote:
This is one issue in one uni, and we don't even know how many students care to do this. Yet, people are going on like this is already endemic nationwide. Fgs.

Rather telling of the 'oldies' who are always quick to try and write off an entire generation.

Suspect

You ""ageist, you, Eilzel...

Are you going to deny now, that too many universities worldwide often seem to be more worried about gettung their student numbers up, then they are about the actual quality of some of their courses ???

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