JYU Student Ambassadors


header

Academic Freedom: a boon or a bane?

Arriving in Finland as an international student, I knew there are countless adventures awaiting me both on and off the university campus. Yet, struggling with all the autonomy I was given all of a sudden was not among the expected ones. ‘Academic Freedom’ as a concept has been predominantly taken as an absolute positive feature of universities, or education in general, in Finland but it was not this straightforward for me. Now, after almost completing my studies, I have come to the realization that academic freedom is rather a craft that should be mastered, but how?


      First, we should take a closer look into what actually academic freedom refers to. This concept can be distinctively manifested for every single individual’s mind considering his/her background and experiences. The education system, at JYU at least, is extremely student-centered which means students are responsible for a majority, if not all, their studies. It means from complications of administrative issue like enrolling for different courses to creating your study plan which aligns with your career aspirations are considered basic and obvious tasks of students. Here at JYU, you are literally in total control of your studies, and of course with such power comes a lot of responsibilities. I come from a rigid form of education system where every decision is made for you and all you have to do is to attend your classes, by the way, same class and same time every week, quietly learn from the gospel truth that is presented by the professors and sit the final exams. The academic culture shock is not a surprise when a student used to such systems find him/herself in the Finnish education system.

     
      Having mentioned these point, I have to confess this system can assist you in your personal betterment once you crack the code of how to utilize it in your benefit. The path I went through was to reach out for plenty of available support at our university. Having all these capabilities and accountabilities do not translate to being completely on your own. As a matter of fact, one of the activities you are encouraged to do in this system is to take a step forward and ask for help whenever needed. There is a degree secretary who is available to address your issues with administration, program coordinators with whom students have individual and group consultant session about every single detail of their academics and probably the most encouraged and important one, your friends and classmates. Moreover, my classmates, and my closer friends to be precise, and I formed an organic support web for one another where we helped each other from basic activities like reminding not to miss a deadline for enrolling in a course to a consultant on which course would make a better sense with regards to our future plans. My tip would be not to miss this wonderful opportunity to test the limits of this freedom like negotiation an alternative way of demonstrating your learning for a course with your teacher or taking entrepreneurship courses while majoring in biology. Always ask for help and support from your friends, classmates, teachers and university staff.

      In conclusion, it has been quite a journey to figure out the mechanics of academic freedom while enjoying the wings it gave me to fly in the sky of creativity within the framework of my university. All it takes is a little sense of adventure!

Faraz Roshanizand

Academic Freedom: a boon or a bane? Academic Freedom: a boon or a bane? Reviewed by ambassadors on 09:53 Rating: 5

18 comments:

  1. They let you do everything from surfing to watching HD videos, to playing the newest games. But only the best gaming tablets combine . Tablets are great for playing games, reading, doing homework, keeping kids entertained in the back seat of the car, and a whole lot more gaming tablet.

    ReplyDelete
  2. You're looking for the best coffee machine for you. best coffee machine Coffee machines come in different types and sorts. You can use a fully automatic espresso machine to make. coffee machines work best with finely ground coffee. The machine usually comes with a holder for you to measure in the coffee which will then require.

    ReplyDelete
  3. at content!! our experts also gave educational web development services if anyone wants to get this just email us: business@expertcodelab.com or visit : best web development company

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. RPA training in Chennai

      The SLA Jobs in Chennai's Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Training is one of its most well-liked offerings. The best RPA training in Chennai includes not just classroom instruction, but also hands-on experience with RPA technologies (Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere, UI Path), as well as assistance with obtaining relevant certifications, working on relevant projects, and finding suitable employment. All of our training is focused on actual job requirements.

      Delete
  4. Thanks for the information! Academic freedom is not a myth; moreover, it's a necessary element for quality education. You can read more on the dissertationteam.com blog.

    ReplyDelete
  5. So all students those who have taken Haryana board 12th class exams can download the exam Haryana Board 12th Model Question Paper 2023 from the official website, as we know Haryana Board of School Education (HBSE) Haryana 12th Question Paper 2023 has conducted the 12th class board exam in the month of march 2023 in various exam centers throughout the state of Haryana, as per expectations 6.5 lakh students have successfully take 12th class exam at various centers throughout the state of Haryana and after the completion of Haryana 12th class exam all appear candidates are eagerly searching for the Haryana Board 12th Model Question Paper 2023

    ReplyDelete
  6. Replies
    1. Thanks for the post! Indeed, educational institutions are not only your diploma, but also communication, this is the basis of life experience. The academy gave me a lot. This is both knowledge and experience without which nowhere. I also learned there that you can chat in ulive.chat and it's very interesting.

      Delete
    2. I always support you because not everyone can do it like you rolling ball 3d

      Delete
  7. It's great to know about the information you provided with us. I believe your suggestions and ideas will assist writers in completing their assignments correctly.
    idle breakout

    ReplyDelete
  8. Academic freedom should be mandatory for every platform, every faculty and every student. It is really great to know that this type of platform supports and motivate to students for better approach like Virtual Leadership Coaching

    ReplyDelete
  9. Academic independence has to be a must for all platforms, faculties, and students. Knowing that this kind of platform encourages and helps students to choose better approaches like Ghostwriter

    ReplyDelete
  10. Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA) is Going to Conduct High School Examination for 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th month of August, September, February, May Month under Government of Assam, SEBA 6th, 7th, 8th, Assam 7th Class Model Paper 2024 9th Model Paper 2024 at Official Website, Solving Assam 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Question Paper 2024 is one of the best ways to Practice and Prepare effectively for the Half year and Final Year Regular Students, The SCERT, Assam 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Class Exam is Conducted in two Phases i.e. Phase September or October and Phase 2 January and February, So Students must Prepare effectively with dedication if they want to crack the Examination.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Everything can be abused, but freedom is a blessing. We need the freedom to act on our own knowledge and judgment about matters that are important to us in order to thrive and achieve happiness as human beings, Mini Crossword which is in our best interests.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your letter means a lot to me, and I'm looking forward to hearing more of your ideas. I recently discovered the game geometry dash lite and would appreciate it if you could play it with me.

    ReplyDelete