Èske Edikasyon an se repons lan?

edikasyon

Mwen te mande yon kesyon sou Mande 500 moun ki te resevwa yon repons enteresan. Kesyon mwen an te:

Èske kolèj jis yon mwayen òganize pou pase inyorans nan yon jenerasyon nan yon lòt?

Premyèman, kite m 'eksplike ke mwen mo kesyon an reyèlman pwovoke yon repons - li rele lyen-lye epi li te travay. Kèk nan repons imedya mwen te resevwa yo te kareman grosye, men vòt la an jeneral se sa ki te gen enpak la.

Se konsa, lwen, 42% nan votè yo te di wi!

Ke mwen te poze kesyon an pa vle di ke li nan opinyon mwen - men li se yon enkyetid pou mwen. Se konsa, lwen, eksperyans pitit gason m 'lan nan IUPUI yo te etonan. Li se yon gwo Matematik ak Fizik ki te atire anpil atansyon nan kreye relasyon ak rezo ak anplwaye yo. Pwofesè li yo te reyèlman defye l ', li kontinye fè sa. Yo te prezante l 'bay lòt elèv ki ekselan nan etid yo tou.

Nan televizyon ak nan diskisyon sou entènèt, mwen kontinye tande edikasyon yon sèl referansye kòm nan n ap deside faktè sou otorite ak eksperyans anpil moun nan. Èske edikasyon prèv otorite? Mwen kwè ke yon edikasyon apre lekòl segondè bay twa eleman enpòtan pou yon moun:

  1. Kapasite nan ranpli yon objektif alontèm. Kat ane nan kolèj se yon akonplisman enkwayab epi li bay patwon yo prèv ke ou ka reyalize kòm byen ke bay gradye a avèk konfyans nan / kapasite li.
  2. Opòtinite a apwofondi konesans ou ak eksperyans, konsantre nan yon sijè ke ou chwazi pou ou.
  3. Asirans. Yon degre kolèj bay yon anpil nan asirans nan jwenn merite travay ak yon salè desan.

Enkyetid mwen ak edikasyon se ke anpil moun kwè ke edikasyon fè yon sèl 'pi entelijan' oswa ba yo plis otorite pase sa yo ki mwens edike. Gen egzanp inonbrabl nan istwa kote lidè panse yo te ridikilize pa moun ki byen edike ... jiskaske yo pwouve yon fason diferan. Yo Lè sa a, trete kòm eksepsyon an, pa règ la. Youn nan remak sou kesyon an mo li parfe:

... li parèt represyon, kòm opoze a ekspresyon, se vin prèske 'ranfòse' nan anpil ka. Ekspozisyon nan divèsite, sou tout nivo, se pati nan 'plezi' nan yon edikasyon kolèj. Pou mwen, ekspoze sa a se sa eksperyans edikasyonèl la ta dwe ye. Mwen santi mwen an PC gen / yo limite anpil panse gratis.

Bilyonè yo ak edikasyon

Mark Zuckerberg se pi piti moun ki fè lis bilyonè Forbes lan. Isit la nan yon nòt enteresan sou Zuckerberg:

Zuckerberg te ale nan Inivèsite Harvard e li te enskri nan klas 2006. Li te yon manm nan fratènite Alpha Epsilon Pi la. Nan Harvard, Zuckerberg kontinye kreye pwojè li yo. Li chanm ak Arie Hasit. Yon pwojè bonè, Coursematch, pèmèt elèv yo wè lis lòt elèv ki enskri nan menm klas yo. Yon pwojè pita, Facemash.com, se te yon Harvard-espesifik imaj Rating sit ki sanble ak Cho oswa pa.

Yon vèsyon nan sit la te sou entènèt pou kat èdtan anvan aksè entènèt Zuckerberg la te revoke pa ofisyèl administrasyon an. Depatman sèvis òdinatè te pote Zuckerberg devan Komisyon Administratif Inivèsite Harvard la, kote li te chaje avèk vyolasyon sekirite òdinatè ak vyolasyon règ sou vi prive entènèt ak pwopriyete entelektyèl.

Isit la nan yon elèv nan youn nan inivèsite yo nan peyi a ki pi prestijye ki te montre brash talan antreprener. Repons inivèsite a? Yo te eseye fèmen l '! Mèsi bonte pou Mak ke li kontinye sou ak efò l ', li pa kite etablisman an sispann l'.

Èske nou anseye "Ki jan" vs "Ki sa ki" yo panse?

Deepak Chopra te poze yon kesyon sou Seesmic sou entwisyon. Mwen pa pral bay jistis kesyon l 'yo, Deepak Chopra se nan tèt la (nan opinyon modès mwen) nan filozòf ak teyolojyen jodi a. Li gen yon pèspektiv inik sou lavi, linivè a, ak koneksyon nou an.

Youn nan repons a Deepak te ke edikasyon moun nan bay l 'ak kapasite nan avèk presizyon entèprete eleman nan anviwònman l' bay l 'ak' entwisyon '. Èske sa entwisyon an? Oswa èske li prejije oswa prejije? Si jenerasyon apre jenerasyon edike ak menm 'prèv' ak menm mwayen pou entèprete varyab - èske nou anseye moun kòman yo panse? Oswa èske nou ap anseye moun ki sa panse?

Mwen rekonesan pou opòtinite mwen ale nan kolèj ak rèv mwen an se ke tou de pitit mwen gradye nan kolèj tou. Sepandan, mwen priye pou yo vin pi edike, edikasyon pitit mwen yo pa mennen yo zak hubris. Yon edikasyon chè pa vle di ke ou se pi entelijan, ni sa vle di ke ou pral rich. Imajinasyon, entwisyon, ak Tenacity yo enpòtan menm jan ak yon gwo edikasyon.

William Buckley, ki fèk mouri, te di yon fwa, "Mwen ta pito dwe gouvène pa 2000 premye non yo nan liv la telefòn Boston pase pa dons yo nan Harvard."

14 Kòmantè

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    Doug – OUTSTANDING post!!

    I’m not a fan of our current educational system. I agree completely with the notion that it is just one generation passing ignorance to the next.

    I believe we need to be teaching our you to THINK. To often we are taught simply to remember and recite.

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    While I am not aware of how the US organises and provides it education system, I have some understanding of the UK system. It sucks..

    Not going to go into a rant into politics, but our current government (http://www.labour.org.uk/education) want 50% of 18 year olds to achieve a degree at university (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widening_participation) … The problem with this?? It lowers the value of a degree.

    As such a degree is becoming worthless, and its more important to achieve a credible result, so that you can study a PhD or masters.

    The purpose of a degree is to give the ability to take information from many sources, and turn that into understanding. Its not what you learn, but how you do it.

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      Jez,

      That’s an outstanding point. If everyone in the country got their degree – then a degree becomes the bare minimum again. Perhaps jobs that don’t require a degree will require one when everyone has one.

      Doug

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    Bonjou Doug,

    If you look at your own reasons that higher education is important, you’ll see that none of them include learning how to think.

    The closest one is #2, which gives you the raw materials with which to think. The reply to Deepak Chopra’s question which you mentioned was, I think, addressing this point. Intuition needs raw materials on which to work. The more you know, the more likely it is to happen.

    Is college a way to pass on the generations current ignorance? Looked at negatively, yes. Looked at positively, it is a way to pass on the current level of knowledge. If you’re lucky, you find teachers and mentors who inspire you to go beyond that current level of knowledge.

    For most people, though, college is a glorified trade school, a way to make connections that will further their career, and a halfway house between childhood to adulthood.

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      Hi Rick,

      I didn’t put it down as a reason because I really don’t think it’s what is achieved with modern post-secondary education. I honestly have no more faith when hiring a college graduate than I do hiring a high school graduate that they have the creative skills that are needed to succeed in today’s workplace.

      I’ve said before that I want both my kids to get their bachelors (at minimum); however, I don’t believe that getting the diploma is going to assure them of success. I only believe that it will insure them from failure.

      Doug

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        You said the magic word: creativity
        Using the imagination/creativity properly is the way to learning and inventing and that doesn’t take secondary education. But I think most of all,we must learn to ignore negative emotions which block the way to proper thinking which blocks the way to proper/positive action.

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    I have come to believe that the most valuable thing that one can get out of college is something didn’t include. I think the best reason to go to college is to compete and collaborate with peers, And the better the school the better the peers as one strives to the level of their peers. Especially when those peers can from different experiences and/or different cultures than me.

    I got far more out of studying with other students and being involved in extracirricular activities with them than any other aspect of college.

    Unfortunately there is a large segment of our population (~42%?) that fears colleges, especially the better colleges, because they force students to question their own predjudices and preconceived notions. Far too many people would prefer to just believe what they want to believe and thus surround themselves with others who enable their myoptic attitudes as they restrict their world view. After all, the best way to believe what one wants to believe is to ensure that there is no evidence to the contrary.

    If we are going to move forward as a country, as a world, as a human race, people are going to have to get past this pathological need to stifle anything that contradicts their rigidly-held world view. Unfortunately, based on what I’ve seen happen over the past decade, I don’t hold out much hope that most people will actually put aside their clinched ideologies for that to actually happen.

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      Mike – that’s an excellent point. I come from a diverse family and we’ve lived all over the country – but for many, this is the first time that young adults are put into contact with other cultures beyond their neighborhood.

      I honestly don’t hold out much hope either. I think people vote with the ‘wind’ and don’t put any thought into it anymore. The 2 parties have mastered manipulating the lemmings.

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        I don’t think its the parties so much as the people. Especially people who gather in groups and special interests like 501(c)s and “think tanks.” It will never change until the people wake up and realize they are being played for pawns.

        Part of my point was more that the people has such ingrained ideologies that they beg to be manipulated. It’s not the party’s faults they pander to people’s ideologies and pit them against “the others” to gain their power. The parties have just learned how to achieve their goals, to get elected.

        “Liberal” and “conservative” are some of the current polarizing labels where groups manipulate people by preaching ideologies and demonizing some idealized and easily identified other group that in many cases doesn’t exists. These people use fear and divide by religion, race, sex, sexual preference, culture, geography, nationalism.

        When I was young we had “the cold war” but after that went away I thought we had a new world order that could operate on commerce and live in peace. My god naive I was.

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    Papa,

    I thought you’d enjoy to see who else had this opinion…

    “… unfortunate national traditions which are handed on like a hereditary disease from generation to generation through the workings of the educational system.”

    -Einstein, 1931

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