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Josh Lee

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How can we build a better educational system?

I've been realizing more and more that our education system is pretty much designed to benefit only the corporations that run this world. I'm talking about the heavy emphasis on maths and sciences and not enough focus on helping the children find their passion by planting dreams in their capable minds.

Personally, I think it would be great if the variety of courses that we are able to take were widened, and if we get passionate teachers that know how to teach and want to teach. What I mean by knowing "how to teach" is if the person is able to get someone else up to their level of knowledge in something they are passionate about, and make it fun in the process! I think that defines a great teacher/professor, in any subject. That way, we'll be able to have a much more intelligent generation full of happy people who are doing what they want to do and are great at it! Ultimately that would benefit all of us as a species.

I know it may sound very ideal, but with time I think it is definitely possible.

Topics: education

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  • Aug 16 2012: I am not a communist, nor I believe in communism as we know it and experienced it in the human history. This is not a madness act of a single person. The wind of change that I am talking about and would like to welcome, is a system of education that will take us up to the Human level and it must begin with the individual since he is the center of everything. In this new, developing, global world; we need a system that will nurture our students rather than lecture them, and that will be teaching by examples of altruistic, equitable behavior.
    The method of this education is based on the idea that Everyone is unique, and hence children/students develop through discussions that allow them to learn other children’s/student's opinions no matter how numerous these opinions are.
    In this system, each student absorbs from the others, becomes imbued with their way of being, and grows to be even more unique. The student receives from everyone else and grows on that, developing his own properties.
    This is what we want to achieve with this method of education. People unite correctly, making a contact, communicating with each other, and build a human society themselves, a society which is based on mutual inclusion of each into all and all into each. As a result, everybody’s uniqueness flourishes even more.

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