What are the basic features of educational system of the future. It is now customary to discuss this utterance in press, , in the Internet articles, on television or during various conferences. What does this concept really mean? In order to avoid ambiguity, it is necessary to get a detailed understanding.
The surrounding reality is changing rapidly, demanding innovations in every sphere of human life. An integrated approach is needed to transform the adaptation process of rapid changes as comfortable as possible. Foremost, serious reversals have to take place in the educational system.
Special care should be paid to less stressful and effective methods of preparing the young generation for adulthood. Professors and practicing teachers of primary, secondary and higher schools from various parts of the world, will substantially tell about productive methods of introducing the Their ideas regarding an ideal school are fresh and require deep analytic approach. Educators answered some simple questions. They talked about the changes needed in the present educational system and told about the main purposes of education in the future.
Comfortable environment for students is above all.
“The atmosphere greatly affects the quality level of attainments. The learning process is significantly more complicated, if more than 20 people are sitting in close space schoolroom during practical classes or studding humanitarian disciplines. Students are distracted and used to listen to the teacher without proper attention. The teacher tries to bring the class in order, but nobody any longer up to the subject. The personality protests instinctively against rigor and discomfort conditions because for good learning an open space is necessary. Being chained to a chair for 40-90 minutes long, the student does not think about what the teacher says, but about his own feelings. In near future the classrooms are to be big and convenient for the educators and the learners.” – Peter Hentel, school teacher in Cardiff, Wales.
New principles of learning in modern schools.
“The pupils studying good when the teacher submits interesting material. The allowance of free location and moving during the lessons will not adversely affect the discipline. In our country the overwhelming majority of schools actively practice the rejection of traditional desks and strict discipline in classes. A student can sit on the floor, in the armchair or at the table, independently determining where he feels more comfortable. Our education reform allows us to combine school subjects in an arbitrary form. Schools work due the principle of “relaxed concentration of attention” and we do not force children to do the tasks. The acquisition of education occurs in the process of actively stimulating the desire for knowledge. For several years this practice demonstrates positive results when assessing the level of knowledge and the amount of material learned. I believe that the other countries will not refuse to adopt our positive experience. I wish this become a prevalent practice throughout the world.” – Kia Korhonen, educator in Espoo, Finland.
In the future students will be more active.
“The educational process is most effective with the regular involvement of students. We are talking about discussions, the opportunity to express personal opinion, put the question on the given topic, that it becomes clearer what is being said. Minimal of dry information from textbooks is rarely delayed for a long time in the students` memory. The jagged material is not very effective. I expect that soon the reform of the education system will allow the pupils to enter adulthood without a complexion, with altitudinous views and their own opinion. The educational process is mainly based on the suppression of personality. I do not deny that the path to a fracture of this system is long enough. It is important to change the situation for the sake of the new generation good future. This will significantly reduce the number of nervous and depressed people and make the world happier. The accent on this item will open up great opportunities for self-realization in schools.” – Uwe Groner, professor in Munich, Germany.
Freedom of a person indicates successful education.
“The old classical school requires obedience from students and drives the person into artificial strict boundaries. Youth is called for being like the others and forget about personal uniqueness. The student’s opinion is not welcome. This is detrimental to progress because history shows only a few people who become world known in different areas. There are many talented and ordinary people among several billions who could clearly express themselves. Circumstances help reveal their genius. Those who has less strong character are not succeed in finding support are suppress their abilities. In theory many people say this, but in practice, educational institutions used to forget these rules. The future schools are to pay attention to the individuality development process. Every person deserves competent distribution according to one’s abilities. Freethinking and freedom of speech in educational institutions open many doors to success.” – Inga Mais, teacher in Florida, USA.
Educational system in close connection with reality.
“At the school of the future there will be any subjects or a set of separate tasks that are divorced from reality. Specialized subjects should be learned, but in professional focused institutions and not be placed in the general system of education. The statement is true for junior and high school. Complex formulas and graphics are of little practical use to anyone in everyday life. What cannot be said about oratorical art or the ability to conduct a discussion. This is the basic communication skills everybody needs. Many students have high scores in all subjects, but the significant percentage is absolutely not ready for life after graduating. A lot of people with excellent college average marks cannot find their places in life. The lack of communicative practice and plenty of academic non-functional knowledge is a bad combination. The school should not give but teach how to get useful information for practical needs.
Practical course and creative pursuits bring the most effective studying. Students like to get new information and the educational system`s aim is to give it to them. There is less effective to show the learner flora or fauna representatives in textbooks. It is necessary to conduct a lesson outdoors, where it will be useful to tell scientific information about nature. Visualization allows young people to absorb knowledge as fully as possible. This approach is true for every subject and help to increase the financial, legal, social literacy of the next generations. The existing upbringing system does not any longer and requires instant changes.” – Mark Evans, a college teacher in Cardiff, UK.
The destiny of mankind depends on the global reform of the educational system that is a real direction for the next generations.