Is Modern Education Really Preparing Us For The Future Or Denying Us Our Dreams
Education in the 21st century Is something we should be concerned about. It is said that a child that is only educated in school is an uneducated child. Why do people still learn one trade or activity asides school?
Why do people want to do music, dance or train themselves in the different aspects of talents they have?
People have different dreams, aspirations, talents gifts and strengths, and should be allowed to explore them. Rather than creating an educational system where only one system of learning is preferred, this is absorbed. That's the old way the chalk and talk way. Why will you gather people with different dreams and aspirations, strengths and weaknesses, in a class just to teach them the same thing. It's like having a doctor prescribe the same drug for patients with different illnesses. The result will be disastrous. So why teach students with different minds the same thing. Later on when a child fails a subject in school they say he is dull, where as, he is a good dancer. Why not allow him explore his talent. That's why Albert Einstein once said "If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid".
The Educational system has just been the same, where you read for a test, write that test and forget all that you have read after a week,It's all just theory and theory. Something has to be done.
What is your take on this? Are students being really prepared for the future?