There is much talk today about the problem of education. They say: the problem is the lack of government investments. Others say: the problem is the lack of books or the bad infrastructure. Of course these are real problems, yes.But we must reflect: are these the only ones? The purpose of this essay is to show you a new way of looking at education and teaching (two quite different things). Come on!
Yes, the infrastructure problem is real and worse than we imagine, but that is not the worst of our problems. Each year, billions of dollars are invested in teaching all year round. Note: in TEACHING. Thousands and thousands of new education professionals graduate in higher education each year. The lack of a teacher does not seem to be such a big problem. But, seeing with other eyes, are these teachers really well prepared?
Throughout history, we have seen people overcoming obstacles and managing to learn difficult subjects without the least investment. The biggest problem is in teacher preparation. Our society has been forming disqualified teachers, who are little interested in pedagogy, to pass on knowledge. Many are worried about salary or vacation. “Educating” was replaced by “teaching”. And that changes everything.
Teaching is transmitting content. To educate is to prepare the subject for a world full of news, is to transmit KNOWLEDGE. This difference seems obsolete these days, as if what mattered most was receiving diplomas. Society of the twenty-first century is addicted to diplomas. We want titles, but we have little knowledge. Unfortunately, we have started the millennium with the “wrong foot.”
“We train students for the job market and not for life.” When faced with a problem (which is often basic), they can not solve it, they need the pain of gross experience. .
Aristotle believed that education would be the best way to prepare the citizen for society. This is a very different concept from what we see today in most countries: for us, true education comes down to mathematical formulas and memorized dates, with many students knowing at most the capitals of ten to twenty countries.
Surely it sounds funny to say that a young college student does not know the difference between the back and the back, but it’s the truth. The problem begins in the simplest things and extends through more complex areas of knowledge.We have made few essays, encouraged people only to read and not to write as well, since both, when they coexist, are essential for the formation of individual thinking, who can distinguish himself in the middle of the confused and homogeneous intellectual mass. “[taken from a second text of mine].
These are difficult questions to accept, but they are worth it. Every teacher, even a poor one, is part of a range of elite formators. And this is crucial when it comes time to train new formators. I hope that education will be changed and become commonplace in the lives of children and young people. Just so let’s “change the world”.
The pursuit of truth must be our great goal. And it seems that the Truth was forgotten in modernity. Let’s look at the past to improve the future! That should be our motto, yes?
The future is knocking on our door and it is up to us to decide whether to open or not. We must stop charging so much for government actions and move on to doing things as we want! The world we want. The world we want for our children.What will be our legacy?
This is true education. And I hope we can understand this once and for all.
We have to prepare young people for life. And these are changes that take time, but they are worth it. Only in this way will we begin the millennium with the right foot.
A 15-year-old boy who loves to write and has written three books of fiction. Believe in a world with less ideologies and more thought, a world where people will be free to think. He loves art (especially literature) and wishes one day to be able to build his own Academy of Arts