Michele Benard at University of Ottawa

Michele Benard

  • 2.6Overall Quality
  • 2.8Helpfulness
  • 2.5Clarity
  • 3.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/23/14

PSY2505

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Boring class, spends most of the time 'discussing' with students but not in an effective way! Class needs WAY more structure and moves at a painfully slow pace. She posts summaries of the classes online which are all you need to study to do well on the exam - very helpful and makes it pointless to attend her dry classes!

1/31/14

PSY2505

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mme Bénard a une façon bien particulière et peu orthodoxe d'enseigner. Elle ne balance pas la matière, ne nous la fait pas recracher sur une feuille d'examen. Si vous voulez vraiment apprendre à réfléchir, c'est la professeur qu'il vous faut.

1/11/14

PSY2505

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's not the popular opinion, but I think she is a good professor. She pass long time on a subject and at exam it's easy. But don't trust her, for exams you have to learn exacts sentences of her texts. Finally her final exam is more easy. But There are just two exam in the session. Do no miss a exam!

1/7/14

PSY35quelq-chose

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took a few of her french classes for third year and wow, she's horrible. I understand wanting to get into more of a philo view of psych but when people would give their opinions, she would put them down. She wondered why students stopped participating.

8/22/13

PSY3501

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA+

AMAZING PROF! I can see why textbook-cattle-minded students would not like her approach but hands down I can say this is one of the only university classes that changed my way of seeing things and actually taught me something that I couldn't find on google. I wrote 1 paper. 7 pages. Finished with an A+.

4/10/13

PSY2505

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This psych course barely discussed psych at all w the focus being on philosophy the entire time. Online notes are super hard to read because of an excessive use of emphasis on practically every other word. Tests were hard, and she's useless in office hrs, esp. if you're in immersion. Learned nothing and would not reccommend her to anyone

2/12/13

PSY2506

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No comments...worst class ever o.0

12/20/12

PSY2505

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Elle a une approche différente. Son cours est intéressant (on regarde beaucoup de films). Il est facile de comprendre la matière. Les examens sont faciles, si il y auen bonne écoute en classe et une bonne étude.

12/11/12

PSY2505

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Méthode d'enseignement différente. Personnellement je n'ai pas aimé parce que ce n'était pas claire ce qu'elle voulait transmettre ce qui rendait la prise de note difficile. Par contre, elle met en ligne des textes qui résume ce qu'elle disait en classe ce qui m'a permis de comprendre.

12/3/12

PSY2505

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Plus side, you don't need to spend money for a textbook and she gives you the opportunity to either do journals or midterm and final (oh and for exams, you can justify your answers for multiple choice, don't know if the justifications are considered) On negative side: I get tired of a class that consists mostly of people's opinions... I don't care

7/11/12

PSY2505

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

we're all so used to being teached in the traditional textbook way and this teacher is the exact opposite. It was nice to have a prof that lets you figure things out through a journal and does not just throw things at you to memorise and vomit back up on an exam. I loved this class. Its a lot of work to keep up with the journal but worth it!

4/12/11

PSY2505

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Different...but interesting. She teach her own way. Too much philosophy tho. It's not very clear what we are supose to learn neither.

11/24/10

PSY3000

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing teacher. You learn a lot about life and not just about reading and memorizing text book. Makes you think about different aspects of life that do not really makes sense. A good life time experience just like Claude Lamontagnes classes! :) thank you!

9/28/10

psych3140

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She was great! The first class where students were actually allowed to figure things out ourselves. Namely that our world isn't a place where there are fixed answers to everything (like a textbook might tell us), but rather, it's all subjective and ever changing. marvelous teacher!! don't take it if you're closed minded and memorizing oriented

12/15/09

PSY3501

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

You learn a lot in her class. She really makes the subject interesting and relates it to real life things!!!

10/19/09

PSY2505

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Interesting way of teaching PHILOSOPHY, but not at all PSYCHOLOGY. She will not answer a question, and never clear anything up. All she does is ask questions, asking us to figure things out on our own. This isn't teaching.

10/18/09

PsyA

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

It is suppose to be psychology ... not philosophy!!!

10/13/09

PSY2505

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Caliss de tabarnac!!!! TALKS ABOUT THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER!!! This is CHILD psychology, NOT philisophy or anthro! Stop talking about history and ****ing existence and whether or not we know we exist and why green is green! IT JUST IS!!!

7/13/09

PSY2505

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst teacher of life! She doesnt teach but rather lets students discuss between them so when the exam comes around everyone is pretty much screwed. Had to drop her class. DO NOT take a class with her if you dont have too!!!!!

11/23/08

PSY3540

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Poor Michele, she is an amazing teacher in french. I took a class with her containing only 5 students, and the woman is brilliant. I suppose she has a hard time relaying her ideas on a larger scale. Talk to her one on one and you'll realize she's more structured than she looks!

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