- Sophie Leung
- Hong Kong
Why is it that education almost everywhere is referred to as "the system"?
Why is it that education almost everywhere is referred to as "the system"? Is it not true that our children who are supposed to receive an education should be equipped with all the flexibility on how to use their brain power, and not just memorizing what's set in the curriculum? The curriculum sets the boundary, limits the development of the mind and also creativity. Yet "the system" is so strong, the teachers in it, who are now accustomed only to "the system", protect it with even stronger roots, to prevent anyone rocking the boat. The parents and society at large rely on the system and believe/live by the results it produced. Who looks out for the children's interests? No one!
At Young Entrepreneurs Development Council (YDC www.ydc.org.hk), we tried for more than 10 years, to take in every year, thousands of senior high scholars and change their mindset about learning for themselves, and the importance of learning towards grasping life, a life of fulfillment. It did wonders, especially among those not seeing light down the tunnel.
We should center around the young brains, how to activate them and allow them to develop to their fullest potential.