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Coronavirus Update: Classroom Attendance at U Mannheim (Patrick Mears, -Germany, 03/11/20 4:37 am)

In my International Trade Law class yesterday at U Mannheim, 50% of my students showed up but it worked out very well. It was more of a seminar than a lecture, with more give and take than usual, plus old war stories sprinkled on top.

JE comments:  Appreciate the report, Pat.  When things calm down a bit, could you give us your thoughts on teaching at a German university?  What are the different cultural assumptions, etc?  Class attendance tends to be abysmal in Spain even in the healthiest of times, but are the German students more disciplined, per the stereotype?

A couple of weeks ago a student used fears of COVID-19 as an excuse for missing my class.  I'm pretty sure he wasn't being sincere, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt.


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