LaMidRighter said:One thing that I have noticed is that at least in America, education has broken away from quality in favor of quantity, in other words, instead of taking the time to teach children why they are learning subjects and it's meaning, modern methods stress moving along to more advanced subjects.
When I graduated high school in 1997 Algebra and basic Geometry were required for graduation, Trigonometry(sp?) was taught to the advanced classes, I didn't even need to learn calculus in college, and yet it is a few years away from becoming a grade school requirement. Computer science was an option, now it is becoming mandatory.
I think that we need to go back to teaching logical reasoning behind the basics, then we can allow the students of this country to think again, with that thinking an expansive learning is possible instead of the current machine like precision of spitting out answers and awaiting more commands. After logical reasoning, then we need to allow teachers to teach critical thinking, this can be done by challenging the students to solve complex or multi answer problems to form their own solutions, by doing this, we can create the kind of americans that would essentially be immune to dogma, propaganda, and could even create more entrepeneurs and better leaders. :2usflag:
LaMidRighter said:I'm going to have to check that book out Fonz, and I can relate to your college education statements, but it makes you wonder how much our own countries children will be prepared for college if we don't teach them to think that way from the beginning.