Wednesday, April 10, 2013

So...we're really all the same, aren't we?

Here's a direct quote from the essay I've just been marking:

"Most of us in Queensland do similar daily activities due to our culture, background, economic position, personal interests, values, the climate and lifestyle."

Well, I'm glad I no longer live on the Queensland side of the border then.

Considering this essay is supposed to be about individual differences in interpretations of people's occupational roles and activities, I actually found it rather funny.

This person hadn't referenced the above statement, so my comment on it was that they needed to provide a source to back it up. But I also said that I didn't believe it was true.

Ah, first year Uni students of the "just out of high school" variety. So little life experience, so much of the world they have yet to discover...

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Oh my. She hasn't travelled much, has she? I just think of the tremendous differences between city and rural. I had a 3rd yr student do 12 weeks prac with me in Kingaroy. It was the first time she'd been out of the Brisbane-Gold Coast metropolis! She was shocked. I was shocked!

But that notwithstanding, how about the city dwellers, some love sport, others loathe it.

Yes, funny and terribly naive.