Sabi nila tungkol sa mga guro ng Theology

MATAPOS kunin ang kursong Theology sa loob ng apat na semesters, ano ang masasabi ng mga Tomasino sa kakayahan ng mga guro ng UST na maipalaganap sa kanilang mga mag-aaral ang mga aral ng Kristiyanismo at kabanalan bilang mga Pilipino?

Sa College namin, ang mga Theology professors are doing their job well. They are efficient enough in teaching us and promoting to us Christian values. They are successful in instilling in us good values that would mold us into becoming successful and responsible Catholics. Our professors are committed in their vocation. I suggest that new theology professors employ lively teaching methods, because obviously, Theology is a boring subject.
- Eduardo Abad
3rd year Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy

I actually don’t have any comments on the actual lessons, but I have something to say about how a particular professor taught them. A certain professor showed discrimination towards non-Catholics and non-Christians. He spoke of how a particular religion was made up of “war-crazy” people, and of how non-Catholics do not know how to use the Bible. Also, this professor made fun of how he thinks people of other religions pray. Being a Protestant, I was deeply offended. I guess if I were to talk of learning from Theology classes, I would say that I learned that some people do not practice what they preach. And even if they do, they choose the people they practice it on. Sometimes, I wonder why they even teach Theology. Because from what I see, they need Theology instructions more than the students.
- Andrea Isabelle Duerme
4th year, AB Literature, Faculty of Arts and Letters

My professors are effective in terms of their way of teaching. They’re cool. Yung professors ko kasi employed open discussions in teaching us, which is good for a boredom-prone subject.
- Blossom Chua Yap
3rd year, Interior Design, College of Fine Arts and Design

Ang Theology kasi halos paulit-ulit lang. Kaya minsan nakaka-bore. Nagkaroon kasi ako ng teacher na parang nagbabasa lang ng books kapag nagtuturo. Pero, in fairness to the (Theology professor), I had a professor who had a good teaching method. Nag-conduct siya ng activities na nakaka-enhance talaga ng personalities naming mag-aaral.
- Marlito Eamilao
4th year, Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

I think there is a common factor that characterizes the Theology professors. Pare-pareho silang mahilig umabsent. And what I have observed is that. They lack the capacity to teach “spiritual or religious topics” to their students. Most of them are book-dependent. To cite an example, during my first year, I had a professor who suffered from “chronic absenteeism”. Kung nai-implement lang siguro ang FA (faliure due to absences) system sa mga teachers, siya na siguro ‘yung nangunguna sa listahan. Out of three classes per week, suwerte na kami kung darating siya sa isang araw. Yung isa namang teacher namin, nu’ng second year kami, kulang na lang pasalihin na kami sa El Shaddai, sa dalas ng pagbanggit niya nito. I suggest that Theology professors, for them and their subject to be treated seriously by their students, should never stop from searching for a practical but beneficial method of teaching. I believe that knowing one’s spirituality is important. That is why a good scheme is needed for it to be effectively taught.
- Sherilyn Conde
3rd year, AB Journalism, Faculty of Arts and Letters

Basically, okay lang naman silang lahat, except du’n sa last professor namin kasi medyo magulong magturo. Siguro nagiging boring ‘yung theology classes for some students, kasi hindi naman lahat Catholic. Pero, mayroon akong teacher na okay ‘yung teaching method. Ang maganda kasi ‘dun sa isang professor namin, ‘yung method niya sa pagtuturo, parang talk lang. Hindi ‘yung parang required kang i-memorize lahat (‘yung lessons). You learn he lesson by heart. The teacher lets us experience (the lessons) suggested by the Bible.
- Samantha Yambao
3rd year, College of Architecture

Okay naman ‘yung teaching method na ine-employ nila. Ang problema lang naman ay ‘yung layo ng faculty room nila from the college buildings. Kaya parang nahihirapan silang magpunta. Kaya minsan kapag absent sila, hindi namin alam kung saan sila hahagilapin. Nagiging boring yung Theology kasi some people say it’s all about basic knowledge about God. Kaya kapag may knowledge ka about God, iniisip ng iba, parang madali na ‘yung ipasa na parang PE. Pero nadi-disregard ng mga estudyante ‘yung deeper meaning ng Theology. Nasa teacher kasi yung takbo ng klase, kapag nakaka-bore magturo yung prof mawawalan ng focus ang estudyante. It is better siguro na they serve as good role models, lalo na’t itinuturo nila Theology. Du’n namin makikita sa kanila yung application ng itinuturo nila.
- Harry Merjudio
3rd year, BSE Major in Religious Education, College of Education
Pax Romana, Member

Hindi naman ako nagkaroon ng ganoon kalaking problema in taking up the course, because, I believe that I have enough knowledge about the subject. Okay naman ‘yung mga naging professor ko. ‘Yun nga lang naging problema namin ‘yung pagiging madalas umabsent nu’ng isang professor namin nu’ng first year. Pagkatapos ‘yung isa naman (professor) masyadong bookish.
- Ana Elisa Butay
3rd year, Business Administration, College of Commerce

Vol. LXXIV, No. 3 • August 1, 2002

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