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I love when the grad students visit
« on: March 28, 2014, 03:35:16 pm »
I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place, so sorry if this is in the wrong area. I work in a museum that works closely with one of the local colleges. Every once in a while we have a bunch of archeology students come in. My boss always asked them the same question. What do you want to be remembered for in your profession? It is always the same two answers. They either want to find Cleopatra's tomb or figure out the identity of the man in the iron mask. I love how ambitious they are and I really love that the answers haven't changed at all since I graduated.
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Re: I love when the grad students visit
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 04:17:26 pm »
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I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place, so sorry if this is in the wrong area. I work in a museum that works closely with one of the local colleges. Every once in a while we have a bunch of archeology students come in. My boss always asked them the same question. What do you want to be remembered for in your profession? It is always the same two answers. They either want to find Cleopatra's tomb or figure out the identity of the man in the iron mask. I love how ambitious they are and I really love that the answers haven't changed at all since I graduated.

 
The people I'm surrounded by aren't usually ambitious or excited about much of anything.
This gives me hope for humanity. :)
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Re: I love when the grad students visit
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2014, 03:33:28 pm »
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The people I'm surrounded by aren't usually ambitious or excited about much of anything.
This gives me hope for humanity. :)

 
Me too! That is why I love it. They always seem to come at just the right time too. We have a lot of field trip groups made up from various high schools and elementary schools and it is pretty disheartening a lot of the time. Even though it has been interesting for me. I've turned it into my own study in my head that is completely unscientific.

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Re: I love when the grad students visit
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2014, 03:49:54 pm »
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Me too! That is why I love it. They always seem to come at just the right time too. We have a lot of field trip groups made up from various high schools and elementary schools and it is pretty disheartening a lot of the time. Even though it has been interesting for me. I've turned it into my own study in my head that is completely unscientific.

 
That's really cool, actually. Maybe it's because it's what they really want to do instead of just what other people are forcing them to do for the day.
Care to share details of your study?
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Re: I love when the grad students visit
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2014, 07:56:44 pm »
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That's really cool, actually. Maybe it's because it's what they really want to do instead of just what other people are forcing them to do for the day.
Care to share details of your study?

 
Sure. Like I said it isn't exactly scientific but it is something I've noticed so I've started to mentally take in "data". Lol. I've noticed a bit of a correlation between economic level and a kids willingness to learn. I've noticed that a lot of the time the kids from private schools and nicer public schools are also the least interested in being there. Like when we are guiding the around the museum, there are certain rooms where they can roam around and ask questions if they want, they are more likely to not really look at anything and just stand around and talk. However the kids from the, and I hate to phrase it this way, but lower class inner city schools are more likely to listen and look around and ask some really good questions. Like I said it isn't exactly scientific and there are a lot of  factors that would I can't gather just from field trip groups. It keeps my mind occupied when I'm on field trip duty though.

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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2014, 02:56:42 pm »
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Sure. Like I said it isn't exactly scientific but it is something I've noticed so I've started to mentally take in "data". Lol. I've noticed a bit of a correlation between economic level and a kids willingness to learn. I've noticed that a lot of the time the kids from private schools and nicer public schools are also the least interested in being there. Like when we are guiding the around the museum, there are certain rooms where they can roam around and ask questions if they want, they are more likely to not really look at anything and just stand around and talk. However the kids from the, and I hate to phrase it this way, but lower class inner city schools are more likely to listen and look around and ask some really good questions. Like I said it isn't exactly scientific and there are a lot of  factors that would I can't gather just from field trip groups. It keeps my mind occupied when I'm on field trip duty though.

 
Hm. That's pretty interesting.
Maybe it's because they're less likely to take it for granted?
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