This post is in no way an attack on the Education System, but just a thought on how the education system isn’t moving and adapting to the ever-changing realm we all live in.
I’m a student in an Internationally Recognised High-school system. This system is considered one of the best, most real-life and practical education systems there is in the world, yet, there is something the education system lacks. That is the fact that the education system doesn’t allow a student to utilise the potential of the system, in order to let that student excel in the real world.
Subjects we study don’t really train us for real life. Yeah, subjects like Economics, World-Politics and Management allow us to get a glimpse of what the future is like, but there are subjects such as Math and the natural sciences that haven’t progressed fast enough.
We still study Calculus and logarithms. Stuff we have had in mathematical history since centuries. Nowadays, we have computers to compute information such as these to do complex calculations for us. In a world where efficiency and productivity are key to an organisation, why aren’t we taught how to compute data through machines, or at least given preview to how and where these mathematical functions can play a role in our future lives (unless your future life is one of a math/ science background)
We’re not taught real-life basic applications which help us to face the world, ground running. We’re not taught how to budget, how to fill a tax form, how to invest capital to ensure a financially stable future. For that matter, we’re not given the right networking skills, we’re also not taught how to build a personality in order to get a job, or present yourself in the real world. Yet we know how to find the derivative of a derivative.
If we’re not taught and explained such rudimentary, basic facts of life, how are we suppose to ease into the real world, and adapt to life’s working as fast as possible.
I’m not saying that Math or the education system is bad. I’m not against learning, but I’m against the concept of backward systems. The education system is yet one system that needs to progress faster and better, otherwise remain preserved in a time period which doesn’t benefit one at all.
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