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Is the existing education system meeting the 21st century standard?

The technology has improved dramatically in the past decade has education system evolved? Is the existing education delivery system interesting enough? Do all the schools have the best teachers? When entertainment and gadget industries have had dramatic change, why is is our education system still stuck to books and inexperienced teachers in most cases? If the education system is made interesting and an immersing experience, can't the education quality be improved and the dropout rate be decreased? Can't we have a more skilled workforce, if the education included real life problems? How many students know why they learn calculus and trigonometry? Shouldn't our education be application based? What is the best education delivery method? When Social networking and entertainment has reached far, why cant education?


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  • Nov 14 2011: Perhaps the best education is the apprentice model where many issues will get solved at once. Immersion application interest and VALUE To society. The way to start is to convince organizations to hire people and make them apprentices.
    • Nov 14 2011: Apprentice model is a proven method of training, but to become an apprentice you should have the basic education, schooling and a bachelors degree being the minimum requirement. How can the students be motivated to be educated? How can education be made interesting rather than a boring, compellling and an enforced task for a student? Can a model be created to identify the students interest and passion rather than enforcing subjects on them? What is the best way to deliver education to a student to keep the individual interested? Can an education platform be created where a student can choose the method he wishes to consume the information, such as text, audio, audio/video, interactive games ? Can exams be solving scenarios rather than choosing multiple options or writing pages of essays?

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