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Salient. Newspaper of Victoria University of Wellington Students Association. Vol 41 No. 3. March 13 1978



Faults and all though, the Keller Plan must be welcomed as a tremendous improvement over the traditional teaching methods so widely practiced at this university. A wider field of application, at least throughout the Mathematics department if not through the whole science faculty, is to be hoped for.

The main method of assessing courses in this department has been through questionnaires prepared by the Teaching and Research Centre, which, while fulfiling a valuable role sometimes fail. Questionnaires can omit important questions and tend to concentrate on the mechanics of courses rather than on their basic strengths and weaknesses. Salient is an ideal vehicle for more student-oriented criticism. It remains to be seen whether students can be bothered to take advantage of it.

Peter Beach

(Comments from students and staff on this article, and critiques of any other department are welcome — Ed.)