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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: Oh yes there are several schools and colleges who do such things , where it is all student motivated. Oldest is montessori . Like you mentioned can we identify a model to identify interests etc. ? people have done for centuries but efficacy is missing. If you are really interested read an article called ANXIETY OF LEARNING he says that most people rather die than learn. when you get to be as old as us you will find that most people are not motivated for long periods to do things. they would be happy mooching off the small percentage who are passionate interested willing to work. Now as a society we have to decide if each person should be productive or happy? If productive then they would have to learn stuff that society wants NOW rather than fulfil their desires. If happy then a lot of societal needs will not be met but each could pursue their dream. BUT WAIT will it make them happy if there aren't enough cooks , enough engineers to satisfy their needs.
    Many schools colleges across the world offer today text info, audio video interactive learning. exams are being done away with ... YES all available.

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