Uni teachers and emotional intelligence … it’s a no-brainer

A learned reader suggests Bond U has done well to include emotional intelligence in its criterion for med school selection. “If only universities would take a similar approach with the appointment of academic staff!”

“The core selection criteria of PhD for university lecturers ignores that you don’t only need academic intelligence to be a good lecturer. In fact, some of the worst teachers in universities are those with high IQ but low EQ. Ask any undergraduate student about what delivers better results – the highly-intelligent PhD who reads from Powerpoint slides and doesn’t want to be in the class? Or the lesser-qualified person who actually engages, captivates and communicates with people…?”


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