Monday Moaning: Learning Knowledge!
It has been a week since my last post in an attempt to recover myself from a bottomless pit. To find what I had lost and to come to terms with who I am today. Which isn’t very easy for a person like myself.
To simply accept something and move on might well be more difficult we all like to think and for some like me who always enjoys finding the reason and knowledge behind something even harder. Surely we do not always know everything but just accepting a fact or wrong choice builds up inside me. And before anyone can say anything about me I let go of the anger, frustrations and seek myself out to have no regrets about my past choices. And accept today.
So not my easiest trait but it is there and I found myself having a lot of anger build up. It came to show in a piece of poetry I am working on, the biggest I had done so far, editing (for everything there is a first) most of all. There is one who saw a glimpse of it and you all read ‘I have a dream’ where that same frustration was bordering something worse.
In the end it is who I am and how I deal with me, myself and I and it works. Or so I like to think.
But back to that knowledge part. And how it is in my opinion ridiculed these days as almost unnecessary.
It was this weekend a rapport came to surface about a chairman was looking into the fact how school would look or trouble us in the year 2032. He must first of all had a crystal ball to look that far into the future and come up with ideas that do frighten me and some teachers (I’m not one) of this day and age.
I am not sure if there is a simple way to explain his vision other than 2 year olds need to be in a day-care for at least 16 hours a week. This was separate from the rapport but still talked about so that a 2 year old has some advantage in later school life.
Can you guess where this is going?
So 2032 kids need to have more fun learning. This will include robotics, programming and other ICT tasks that will also hold even more social media training (it is a subject these days). This is also after rapport saying that kids need to jump more in a class room because that would stimulate their learning process. In that same rapport you see that children will be bombarded with knowledge that has practical use since that is what is prioritise by kids.
In return in my time it may have been boring and questions why we need to calculation and math have occurred more than once. Pretty sure even you would acknowledge that. Learning was said to be boring.
Still in a research done by the parliament some years ago, and I belief I told this once before that our country had failed our children in giving good education. It were the years after my own that we slipped down through the ranks of great education countries in Europe. It was said we failed after trying to hard to change the way we educate. Even then we seen more fun coming in.
Now my brain says that with to much stimuli kids will simply get distracted to fast. (which happens to may be a cause to also have more kids diagnosed with ADHD. Knowing it is but a fraction and not a whole truth to why. Since distraction is or can be but one cause of…)
But that is beyond my expertise. Same as a fact that we use more brains to have our fingers move around that we might have less to use to record the knowledge that is being taught.
This is all but assumptions but even teachers say that the chairman should look into the problems from last year and why we slide down a slippery education system. Sure it is okay to have some fear for the future and want to do some research, it is questionable whether it is done properly.
I like to add that having children only have fun building robots, and sit behind computers so they know how to program might indirectly set a path for them with out having them make a choice for themselves.
The thing is school is boring but we could go either way with a job selection. With robotics you are already being steered into a certain direction that is said to be fun.
But what than about the baker, carpenter or for me being a butcher.
Should we start with 2 years and set a path ahead fro them. Program them like robots to move in a certain way. Is that true common knowledge? Or are we teaching them that it is hiding behind a button with a simple click?
These are but a fraction of questions I cam across last week. Fear can lead to anger and frustrations.
Not there yet, but getting there.
I am happy I got my Monday Moaning to blow of some steam and share with you my opinion on a matter that might come across us all some day. But more on that another time. I will set up a quick setup for that for now.
So Be well and keep smiling.