Memories of the korean student who came to Canada
When we arrived at the camp site, we assembled in the main hall where we were addressed by our principal, while our teachers stood beside us. The games at the camp, the talent shows and the camp fire were so much fun, that they have left a lasting impression on my mind. This picture was printed in the school year book, and each student had to buy a copy of this book. Thinking back, things seem very different here in Canada. First of all, here a student needs to be asked if a picture of him/her may be taken. In Korea, this is not considered necessary. The class picture at the school camp was taken while the students were listening to the Principal's address, and they were unaware that they were being photographed. The year book with the photo was never exchanged with friends and memos were never written in it. Students here in Canada write notes in each other’s year book and exchange them to preserve their memories for later. Teaching styles too are different. In Korea, talking while the teacher is teaching shows disrespect for the teacher, and students had to do as they were told by the teacher. Here however, teachers are more open to discussion leading to greater give and take between teachers and students and perhaps better understanding.
Every generation, sees change and more openness and greater rapport between the teacher and the student. I have seen school photos of my parents, and they are very different. For one thing, they are black and white photos and my parents looked stiff and serious. ...Show more