Member4 June 2021 at 14:1799 NTL Score
Do you think that the way we educate people is biased towards the nature of how the world is today? If we focus on Morals, Values, Spirituality, Science and Finance. People would grow into world leaders
Member4 June 2021 at 15:1062 NTL Score
I truly agree with you . But what could be the another study method that will be easy to execute and will make an appropriate impact over world within less amount of time .
Member5 June 2021 at 14:1062 NTL Score
Owh that could be a great way out . And a massive creativity practice through education.
Administrator5 June 2021 at 22:40335 NTL Score
I completely agree with you Clyde! There are so many things that need to be changed in the education system; changes that could bring many benefits to all students & give them a better preparation for the real world. Thank you for sharing your idea.
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Thank you Juliana. What are some of the aspects do you think that are lacking in the current system of education that are of prime concern?
Administrator8 June 2021 at 12:27335 NTL Score
I think there’s too much & I don’t even know where to start 😅
But I think that something very important would be talking about mental health and social issues. Someone can’t be considered properly educated if they’re not aware of what’s wrong in today’s society & how they can work towards fixing these problems and making the world a better place.
For example, misogyny or misgendering. These are just some of the topics that could be presented to students. Parents educating them at home, or a small fraction of them educating themselves about such issues is not enough.
These students will be our future; they are our hope for a better life. We should make sure that all of them are aware of all aspects of society. Yes, they will face life themselves someday, but why not guide them and give them a better preparation? Yes, they will grow by making mistakes, but why not help them realise that not all of those mistakes are acceptable? So let’s try to ‘integrate’ social issues, economy, metal & spiritual health awareness, etc etc, into the education system so we raise cultured, respectful, confident and responsible individuals that may lead the world someday.
(all I said is based on what I see among young people in my country)
I don’t know if I’m clear enough & if my ideas are properly organised, but I think you get the point.
What about you Clyde? What more needs to be changed in your opinion?
Member6 June 2021 at 07:2920 NTL Score
Yes I agree much needed only theories doesn’t work in pratical life.
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Definitely. Theory is only as good as it can be applied
Member9 June 2021 at 15:5399 NTL Score
That is an interesting perspective Julia. I agree that these social issues and unwanted situations can be explained well before they actually face it in life. They will be more prepared to handle it.
I feel that the system must be equipped to include practical knowledge such as how to handle personal finance, how to manage relationships, moral values etc. Primarily everything to develop a person overall. When more people are raised like this it will eliminate the need to create awareness of the social issues because the issues will fade away.
Administrator9 June 2021 at 17:02335 NTL Score
Yes, Clyde, exactly! I agree.
Thank you for the discussion!
Administrator26 October 2021 at 13:28335 NTL Score
Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” is a concept devised by the philosopher to ruminate on the nature of belief versus knowledge. The allegory states that there exists prisoners chained together in a cave. Behind the prisoners is a fire, and between the fire and the prisoners are people carrying puppets or other objects. This casts a shadow on the other side of the wall. The prisoners watch these shadows, believing them to be real.
Plato posits that one prisoner could become free. He finally sees the fire and realizes the shadows are fake. This prisoner could escape from the cave and discover there is a whole new world outside that they were previously unaware of.
This prisoner would believe the outside world is so much more real than that in the cave. He would try to return to free the other prisoners. Upon his return, he is blinded because his eyes are not accustomed to actual sunlight. The chained prisoners would see this blindness and believe they will be harmed if they try to leave the cave.
Why did I decide to share this myth under this discussion? Because I believe that one of the messages Plato wanted to give through it is that ‘education can help us see the light’ ( the cave->dark world of ignorance ; the outside world->the bright/light but difficult world of wisdom,knowledge )
What do the rest of you think? Had you ever read this before?
Member30 November 2021 at 00:4555 NTL Score
I loved this allegory! thank you for sharing @Julia
For me it reflects understanding that being able to change our perspective is very important in life. When our focus is very narrow we do not see “the fire”
On topic of education.
I personally feel that for little children home schooling would be the best option right now. I find it very hard to see little kids under 6 y.o. in school right now, they are still in the stage of forming their personality and understanding of world, and this is just not what I would want them to experience.
In general, I would like to see smaller (private schools) with a bit different curriculum, more choice for parents