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SeinfeldisKindaOk

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#1 7 years ago

What should kids be taught? That is to say, what do you think the ideal curriculum is and how does it differ from, or conform to, what you were taught in school?




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#2 7 years ago

Children should have an emphasis on critical thinking. More History classes, more Science and Math classes, not to mention English classes.

More importantly, we need teachers, at least here in the US, who majored in the subject they teach.


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#3 7 years ago

add philosophy, I'm taking it now (thinking about minoring) and its a great class to teach.

and I would like teachers who are competent and a better schedule. six hours day after day is not effective, its exhausting imo.




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#4 7 years ago

^That too. There's too much time spent at school, too many cliques, and too much bull-shit.

And again, just to clarify, we need Biologists teaching Biology, Chemists teaching Chemistry, Physicists teaching Physics, Sex-offenders teaching Sex-education, English majors teaching English, Historians teaching History, and Electrical/Mechanical Engineers teaching Robotics class.


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#5 7 years ago

Part of the school day length is probably just to keep kids from being unsupervised for too long while their parents are at work.




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#6 7 years ago

I believe that goes without saying =p


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#7 7 years ago

Most of it nowadays is babysitting, I think they should implement more spelling classes along with English (this is painful because I hated the classes). More classes that teach how to think rather than memorization. Perhaps math classes should be entirely taught with variables to better teach the content. History should be more of a forum where the students must study the topic for the day and discuss it in class. More debate classes would be nice, this causes the student to think abstractly on the spot in an academic setting. Art, theater, and music should not be thrown to the side, they are vital to creative process as well as providing an outlet! PE should remain, in coordination with health, PE is vital in our lazy society. Not to mention it's nice to have classes like anthropology and forensics and whatnot for a taste of the fields. I wish they would offer actual computer programming classes (CAD does not count) in high schools (I could be wrong, but none of the schools up north offered them). This has ben a bundle of opinionated thoughts lol.


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#8 7 years ago

tl;dr

*goes home and plays video games*


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#9 7 years ago

One thing I've realized with school so far is that I've had a severe lacking of classes that have provided lessons that would help students in the future. Math I find too abstract in how it's taught, History I find is best taught by someone who is passionate and upbeat (like my current history teacher). Science needs to be also more practical in how it's presented. I loved my physics, engineering, and robotics courses due to their practical lessons. Chemistry bored me in high school due to the mainly mathematical nature. More labs would probably be more interesting to me.

I go by the basis of learning by doing, and I have found many classes from previous years have failed to provide the experience I need to succeed in the real world.

Here in community college, it is relatively like it was in high school save for a few classes.

I also feel that education should be individualized to provide the best outcome for each student at each step in their lives so that overall they become more intelligent/enlightened and able to do many things.




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#10 7 years ago

maybe we should stop putting so much emphasis on education. We put so much fear into them that if they fail school then they will equal nothing in life. we need to put some emphasis on doing a job, we make burger flipping such an evil image when really its just a necessary cog in the machine of society.