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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

SCHOOL NEEDS TO GO TO SCHOOL | SAMUEL DANIEL | 360LIFE BLOG

Did you know that "school needs to go to school"? If you think that we need to do something about the current system of education, then read this excerpt from the main book.

SCHOOL NEEDS TO GO TO SCHOOL

The School is for learning right?  Then why do I know so many people who hate going to school every day but find such joy in learning new things? Let me tell you why?

This is because school is not about learning anymore. School has lost its power to excite your love for learning and discovery. These days, school is the place you go so that the education system can cram facts and useless knowledge into your brain and see how well and fast you can memorize. School is somewhere you go so that they can gauge how well you can take a test.
The school system we have today is a forced system, whereby you have to get up at six in the morning for it and endure it for seven hours. School comes with a lot of inequity that you are judged for what you wear, where you go for vacation, how much money your parents have and who your friends are. School is where you get stressed out because of deadlines and grade point averages and scholarships. School is where the passion to learn goes to die. These are today's definition of school.
I do not like school but I like learning. I like meeting new people and hearing about their lives and the way they live and the stories they have to tell. I like figuring out for myself how the world works. I like discovery, and I like exploration.

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In school, you are taught according to a prescribed curriculum and then tested on what you are supposed to have learned. Learning is supposed to be about exploring what ignites your passion and sparks your interests. Formal schooling completely tramples on that idea and kills your ability to be original. School takes your love of learning and squashes it under the weight of all the pressures. No wonder kids have come to hate learning altogether. When you associate learning with school, how can you not hate it?

I would like to say we should do away with the current system altogether, but I know it is impractical to wish for a complete do over. I also do not think it is possible to get enough support for such a movement at the moment. There are some things we can do though. I know we cannot remove tests and GPA's entirely, but we should at least make it so that those things do not dictate the rest of your life? School should cater more to student interest abilities instead of having such a strict curriculum.
There is no perfect system; we can create a school system where students are excited to explore their creative abilities instead of dreading getting up in the morning.
For more information on how to get the full book click here

Samuel Daniel,
Author,
School needs to go to school.

2 comments:

  1. This is a good piece of work....we really need to change our mindset about school. Its draining and its technically a waste of time and money. Being Educate is different from graduating from sch..

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