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?
Students are not being prepared for their future because the current educational system is not dynamic. This is because the same style of teaching and evaluation has been in place for a long time now. The economy and society is changing, the educational system should adopt relevant changes too. One which will prepare students for their future.
All points are valid but it doesn't amount that modern education is nonsense. While individuals should build on their respective talents, modern education should also be in place for them. Government just have to set aside plans to structure modern education in a way that it would prepare students for the future.
Honestly it's meant to prepare us, but here in Nigeria reverse is the case. I tell you, if this energy we all used in going to school were channeled into other skills, trading and business, I tell you, we wouldn't be looking up-to government. Ask china, and u will get the right answer how they achieved all they have today.
If we consider the advantages modern day education has brought such as the introduction of computer which has sky rocketed earths development in so many area that's just uncountable to mention. To mention just one aspect is the area of methrologist prediction of floods which indeed came but wasn't a surprise to us the people of Nigeria. Indeed modern education has been helpful and will continue to be helpful to our future.