Wąs, Adam; ORCID: 0000-0001-8643-5985 (Wydział Nauk Ekonomicznych, Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie)
Kształcenie na życzenie – opinie studentów o systemie przedmiotów do wyboru na Wydziale Nauk Ekonomicznych SGGW
Tailor-made education – system of courses selection at Faculty of Economic Sciences from student perspective
Zeszyty Naukowe SGGW - Ekonomika i Organizacja Gospodarki Żywnościowej, 2014, vol., nr 105, s. 105-122
In 2008 new courses selection system was introduced at Faculty of Economic Sciences at Warsaw University of Life Sciences. The main aim of the system had been facilitating students in adjusting study profile to their needs. Just after the introduction a research regarding acceptance of the system and quality of the offer has been undertaken among full time students [Wąs and Kłoczko-Gajewska 2009]. This paper summarizes results of new research, which was conducted 4 years after launching of the system. It covers not only opinions on the system itself and presented offer but also students’ evaluation of taken courses and information on their professional activity. The results show that students are quite satisfied both with studying on the Faculty of Economic Sciences and with the system of courses selection. While choosing among subjects the students take into consideration mainly usefulness of the courses in their professional career, conformity with study profile and eagerness in deepening knowledge in certain field. However, public opinion on the teachers and quality of the courses are also important issues. When asked to present main weaknesses of the system, the respondents pointed out: possibility of being taught similar issues on different courses, insufficient share of practical knowledge and cases of inadequate involvement of the lecturers. Additionally, the results show serious professional activity of full time students. It leads to reflection if benefits from gaining experience are not paid with lower level of education.