I don't know how many of you guys have seen this channel, but in short, Thoughty2 is a general interest educational channel on YouTube.
I wanted to bring up this video as it serves as a succinct summary of the problems of the western education system, and how we can go about fixing them. There are a few things I disagree on, such as encouraging people to take up art (I do think people should go into art if they want to, but it should also be balanced out with a scientific or mathematics ), but overall, this is one of the best videos regarding the education system I have seen on YouTube.
It is kind of a long video, about 20 minutes, so here is a quick run down of his points:
- The education system currently in use has been around since the industrial revolution, and has the undertone of being about obedience, technically in order to prepare for the workforce.
- If educated properly, anyone can learn anything.
- It's more about memorization than learning, and most things memorized will be quickly forgotten.
- For most, especially teenagers, the standard wake up time is poor due to when the brain releases melatonin. Changing the start time by one hour later increases academic performance, among other things.
- Countries such as Finland that have superior education systems score higher in math, science, and reading.
- Improving education will create a safer, more progressive world, and will strengthen national ecomomies.
Onto the subject of education in the future . . .
I assume that in the future, there will be less need for teachers, who will be replaced with electronic databases, due to there being a need for faster transmitting of knowledge, and that there will be too much knowledge to teach traditionally. There will be questions asked, but it will be more about setting up a challenge to answer for the students, by setting up the topic, and thus having the students answer it. You could probably choose to go to o to school or not for education, but most would probably go for more guidance from teachers and friends. Everyone wouldn't be forced to study what the curriculum demands, but whatever they wish as long as it is relevant to the subject.
and no i didnt steal any of that from an essay i read a few years ago