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21. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

I agree that, cupcake. But as we can see now, our society is becoming more capitalism and every things seems to stress on benefits and nowadays' children are lacking of positive communication and total self-development...still remember the case happened in US recently? The kids with guns!My goodness! My students are very keen on Play Station and computer games rather than bugging themselves in the books riched in literature and critical-thinking elements. Last time we have Mickey Mouse and Road Runner or Doraemon but now they prefer ever-changing characters( from Incredibles to Robots or Pokemon with lots of violence especially the comics and the cartoons from Japan, which flocked with weapons and actions) I've been to on the International Early-Childhood Conference held in Australia years ago. The Australia is banning the childcare centres (0-6 year-old toddlers) away from computer...

Lot of things are unavoidable and unstoppable. We can't stop the bloom of media without properly-filtered system and regulations. That's the last topic I presented in Asian Forum last year before I resigned. <sigh and despair>

Now i have a few tuition centres in Malaysia and still involve in some group discussion about contemporary education system and its prospects. It saddened me that most of current teenagers and even the societies are backing their conventional values, no matter the specific concept is no more longer application in this era. The renowned 'Montessori Method' is badly 'misused' all over the world and
people are focusing more on the possiblity of getting high grades rather than appreciating the existence of knowledge.

"Is grammar preceding culture or vice versa?" "Should educators and society inculcate the culture first before introducing the grammar and linguistic?" My paper on this topic received a lot of "bombat" years ago, to be honest.

Lee

22. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Probing questions contribute to a classroom climate of inquiry and thoughtful examination of ideas. Students who are regularly exposed to questions that force them to defend their responses with reasons and evidence may internalize this "critical thinking" habit of mind

Okay, so i went to all the crap schools. In my time, the teachers were always rushing thru the subjects leaving little time for any informal discussion. They teach. We students listen and stare at the blackboard. If u have an alternative view, its quickly shot down. U must follow the answers in the textbooks and any objections to it, u are perceived as challenging the system. It wasn't untill tertiary level that i was more exposed to the "critical thinking" teaching style. See! i'm not even typing coherently so yes start them at a young age!

Is the montessi way good or bad?

23. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Jared, that's why I resigned myself from being working in Singapore Edu's department! The world is sick! Jared, I did a lot of papers and presented my opinions on edu approach but those 'so-called' country edu consultants are backing the olds.

Never regret of taking that step!

Lee

24. Posted by monimoon (Budding Member 35 posts) 11y

'The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn'...

25. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting Jared

[quote=Wocca]"...Okay, so i went to all the crap schools. In my time, the teachers were always rushing thru the subjects leaving little time for any informal discussion. They teach. We students listen and stare at the blackboard. If u have an alternative view, its quickly shot down. U must follow the answers in the textbooks and any objections to it, u are perceived as challenging the system. It wasn't untill tertiary level that i was more exposed to the "critical thinking" teaching style..."

The education system you have just described sounds very restrictive, Jared.

In the government primary (elementary)school system that I experienced in Australia, my teachers always encouraged me. But,hey! My hobby was study. Text books are what I enjoyed reading most. Through learning, no one can control or deny your own imagination. It's just a matter of knowing when NOT to say anything.

I have generally found that the more I learn, the more I understand how little I really know

26. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

found that the more I learn, the more I understand how little I really know

Yes, lifelong learning - an ultimate road to find the truth.

Lee

27. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

Maybe that's why we travel? To find the answer?

28. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Matt, give me five on the air! That's one of the way, mate!

Lee

29. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting MattXIII

Maybe that's why we travel? To find the answer?

I wonder what we'd do once we found it? Well, maybe the key is in trying to find the answer - a life-long journey that never ends. Yeah, I like that. That's nice, Matt.

30. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

The education system you have just described sounds very restrictive, Jared.

In the government primary (elementary)school system that I experienced in Australia, my teachers always encouraged me. But,hey! My hobby was study. Text books are what I enjoyed reading most. Through learning, no one can control or deny your own imagination. It's just a matter of knowing when NOT to say anything.

I have generally found that the more I learn, the more I understand how little I really know

It is, Wocca. It don't matter..

It's just a matter of knowing when NOT to say anything

I accept that there's a time and place for everything. But kids, being kids, arent all that discerning. Its always good to cultivate a reading habit in young children. Who reads wins, and knowledge is king.. And as a balance, kids need to get out more and take some knocks.