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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Education in debate

Our minister of education has launched a campaign in which parents, students - all those interested - can share their ideas of how education should be organized in the future.

Do you think this is a good idea?

I'm into the teaching profession, and i.m.o. it's not the best of Hilde Crevit's ideas. If you allow EVERYONE to take part in a debate, and even listen to their propositions, you'll get a wild growth of the most foolish thoughts.

Since I've been a teacher since 1978, I have found that the current generation of youngsters has far less general knowledge than our generation. For example, when you ask about a certain fact in history, none of the kids knows the answer. Once I asked what was the capital of Egypt, and the answer was 'Paris'!

We went to school to learn something. Not to 'do' or to 'experience' anything. We had literature and grammar in our language classes, while nowadays it's forbidden to teach grammar. At the university, we only had exams once a year, while nowadays students take exams twice a year - they can't study all the courses in one session anymore.

Please feel free to share your opinion!

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