Intelligent or genius students have to be in that system of education, which doesn’t let them improve their creativity. Educators attempt to change that system to make it better, but their changing was not that great to be an example for the world. Also, did that change qualify education system to compete other systems or not? In some examples and reasons have been made me agree with some of points from Gatto’s and Edmunson’s and disagree them. John Taylor Gatto, in his essay “Against School: How Public Education Cripples our Kids, and why”, argues that the contemporary purpose of education in public schools is to produce “harmless electorate,” “a servile labor force,” and “mindless consumers” (28).
After reading the section “Philosophies of Education,” I believe that learning, learners, and teaching needs to to be interactive, that students learn best when their lessons are active, challenging and relevant in their world and that they learn through experience. Teaching would include less textbooks, more hands-on activities and the use of technology in the classroom. To be an effective teacher, we need to understand how children learn and realize that not all will fit into one mold and we shouldn 't expect them to either, they need to think for themselves and draw their own conclusions. Some teaching strategies may work great for one student in the classroom yet may not work for all. Therefore, our teaching and the curriculum used
Certain students have certain needs so that they can learn more effectively. Students need to be able to interact, have life like examples of what they are learning and each student has a different way of learning, which each teacher should uncover. This way today’s students will grow up to be someone in life and not wander around, lost in life. This is why teachers should try to connect with students to create a better learning experience. Many teaches today teach by putting up a powerpoint with lots of notes and making them copy it.
We even learn how to correct our mistakes or guide ourselves back when we are lost. For the teachers, education is not about getting the correct answer but about learning. They are there to get people motivated to learn and to facilitate learning. I believe that is why American
Moreover, he also raised a question if American education system is so wretchedly lower in merit, “why is it that this is still the country of innovation” (Ho, P.113)? Kie Ho believes that creativity and freedom to think is the essential part in American education system. If students use critical thinking skill to develop creativity, they can better understand the material and evaluate their own behavior and characteristics. In many other countries, education inhibited the children’s freedom to think and that repressed the development of students’ activities. It is true that freedom to think is essential during the students’ development.
In my opinion, I encourage teachers to tell the objective truth contain bad meanings and explain to students what is right or wrong, this will provide opportunities for students to get in touch with the diverse and complicate society earlier. Focus on the long term growth, besides the academic knowledge, mental development and social skills are also important in students’ life. However, for the truth can be judged subjectively, it is not necessary to tell students those truth too early because it may cause negative effects. Students will understand them individually when they get their own experiences. Above all, it is significant to highlight that the aim of revealing truth to students is help them to understand the world and reality better, so what teachers are going to do should focus on how to minimise the negative influences and bring as many benefits as possible to every student’s
Actually I feel that you can’t. If you control the knowledge that you teach someone you can impose one point of view of the way you want him or her to see it. It is a very important observation that if you can control history, if you can decide what’s in people’s history and what is left out, you can order their thinking (Hulot 07). The people who can accomplish this can and will control what you know about the past and your knowledge in your future. It is true that we can’t sometimes control history, but we have the power to educate youths about the hidden truth so they may become more independent thinkers.
This is telling us that there is more than one way to go through teaching ESL students, and that there is not really a "best way" to do it, but it helps if the teacher or instructor takes the time to correctly assess his or her students considering the students best interest and not the other way around. Neglecting the student's native language is not the way to teach a second language; these students will not be bilingual but prisoners of an instruction that truly restricts them from it. To impose is not to teach, I guess that this is telling us to be original and to be considerate of our students this way they'll actually learn something and as teachers we would have accomplished our goal.
In Henry Lewis Gates’ article, The Debate Has Been Miscast from the Start, he reveals the advantages to having multiculturalism in the curriculum of America’s schools. He would argue that in order to create true diversity and understanding of cultural differences, the nation must provide its students with a wide array of opportunities to understand other cultures besides their own. Peggy McIntosh takes on a similar situation when she takes into consideration how she was taught diversity in schools as a child. She claims that dominance of the white race is unconsciously supported. She also describes how she did not receive the right kind of education that would teach her how to be aware of racism and how to be aware of her privileges as a white person.
Its principal means of attempting to objectify its morals are realistic planning — including deadlines, schedules, and objectives— documentation, laws, and regulations, irrespective of its ethical content. Our education system is flawed and outdated, failing to meet the international criterion of our world every day. A traditionally-educated student is not given enough time to learn the limited amount of subjects taught and do not develop a desire to learn. In light of the current situation regarding the education system, there is still hope for students today. An alternative to traditional education, unschooling allows students to use their natural learning abilities, discover and explore more subjects not typically taught in schools, and ignite a genuine, authentic interest to learn.