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    What, to you, is the best education system we can create? What would they teach, how would they teach it, how far would it go, etc?

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#1 2016-10-17 22:41:51

          Australia    abby.march
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Today, to be educated or to get a diploma is not hard anymore. You can study at your own pace of time and environment. There's a lot of courses online like this http://www.acsm.com.au/courses/diploma-of-specialist-makeup-services/. At an old time, this kind, of course, does not offer online.

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#2 2016-08-22 03:01:34

               helena.gray
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A great education system is to offer the high standard of education to their students to have amazing opportunity to their specific field.

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#3 2013-01-30 01:05:44

          Portugal    Vradonam
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Damn it, I almost forgot about this one too:

http://www.ted.com/talks/geoff_mulgan_a … chool.html

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#4 2013-01-30 01:04:28

          Portugal    Vradonam
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@NewAtheist 

In Portugal the low tuitions over 3 decades caused various things,

- Increased enormously the amount of people with degrees, including master's and doctorates;
- Increased the quality and quantity of science;
- Increased the level of culture, knowledge, etc;

Now, the good things provoked other bad things.

The job market slowly lost the ability to absorb all the more qualified people, causing unemployment, even when the low qualifications jobs were available, because people worked through college and felt like they deserved a good job behind a desk (prior to economic crisis). When the crisis came, people started to take any job, of course, the thing is, now the companies can't afford qualified people, so now a lot of people are Overqualified to the market.

There is some discontent with the government and te system, because in the old days, a degree was a ticket to a job, a master's was a ticket to a good job and a doctorate was a ticket to a rich life. Now any level of degree is a ticket to unemployment, excpet for doctorates, because those are absorbed by universities and have an easier way to find a job, because there aren't so many doctorates that the market can't absorb, but you have to wait, and sometimes, people get tired of waiting, so they leave to other countries.

Plus, college is a bit overrated world wide I think.

For me, a good educational system has to be really fluid in college,a bit less fluid in highschool (10th to 12), a solid from 1th to 9th.

In the beginning we should ensure that all classes are mandatory, and give the parents lot's of choices on extracurricular activities (with the support of the private sector, or not).

From 10th to 12, I think students should have one or two mandatory classes like PE, and something to teach them general things about the countries systems (ex: how the political system works, and the envolvment of citizens in it), but also ensure that the students have freedom in choosing the classes. I know, people think (rightly) that at that age they are not capable of choosing something like that, but the a reunion with the parents could be scheduled for approval of the student choices. At this stage, the extracurricular activities should  influence the decisions of the student. Also, the limit of classes that one could take, should be whatever the student can handle, established by a teacher and parents also.

Now, the interesting part, College.

One should be free to take has many classes has one wants, but with a limit of x hours per week. Every class whould be part of a certain group and would be worth y credits.
For a student can graduate in a certain area, he/she would have to have x credits in one area, y in another, z in another, and etc.
This kind of freedom of choice is partly permitted in master's (at least in Portugal and the signing countries of the Bologne Treaty), but for me is not enough. This would allow for someone to avoid things that are unnecessary to their objectives.
For example in my course, we have 4 different ares we can choose for a master's (the master's is included in the course, and the tuition are the same), and there are classes that are partially unnecessary to each master's and those things even if necessary in your career, are always reachable, throught books, internet, experience and talk with co-workers or known people who work in the area.

Besides the structure, I think the way of teaching should be changed. For example, the idea of your teacher making a video explaining the lecture, allows you to, pause for notes, watch the lecture more than one time, watch the lecture in silence, watch the lecture when you're away from home.
I think this summer I might try one of this courses at https://www.coursera.org/
The professors that started that site are really happy with the results, and to avoid explaining it all, I'll post one more link about this,   http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_koller_ … ation.html

What i like the most about coursera, is that I can choose an individual class, and get a diploma for graduating on that class! Giving me that liberty of choice that I like, and that allows me to be an engineer with skills in biology, of be a journalist with deeper knowledge of economy (examples).

And because, the text is way too long right now, it's late and I am sleepy, I'll just leave you with these two funny, interesting and smart videos:

http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_s … 2BRobinson

http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robins … ution.html

Cheers 

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#5 2013-01-29 19:46:49

          United Kingdom    NewAtheist
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State education for all children and free access to university- stop elitism.
It would be nice if schools actually acknowledged that some people are gay, also.

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#6 2013-01-29 05:05:48

          United States    calibur
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What, to you, is the best education system we can create? What would they teach, how would they teach it, how far would it go, etc?

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