Schools are changing Grades and school subjects




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    Hello everyone,

    Please give me your opinion about this:

    I was just finishing translating an article about school systems and grades ( in northern part of Europe), I have noticed that lately there is the tendency to “quit” grades.
    Many school institutions are switching to PASSED or NOT PASSED or they use nothing, no grades in any form.

    What do you think about it? Significant member of countries are following.

    Schools using this system swear that the students have never been better.
    Because they learn not to for the sick of a good grade but for them self.

    Also the system includes changing common school subjects or get rid of them in the classic form too.
    For examp. the students have “Restaurant” Workshops where the learn how to calculate (maths), using PC (ICT), communicate (basic eng.) and using practical skills ( like cooking, decorating -being creative, serving, dining).

    By the way, schools are almost free of paper, all goes via Ipad, Tablet , Pc or similar.

    In my opinion, it is great, it is time the school system to change, to adapt to our needs today in order to keep up whit the requirements of today’s world, as these are by far not the same as they were 100 years ago.

    Let me know what you think,

    Many thanks for sharing

     

    Amanda Canoska

    About Amanda Canoska

    across, 6 years experience

    3 thoughts on “Schools are changing

    1. Hi Amanda,
      I agree with you. I think that the whole education system has to be reframed to be consisten with current times needs and children.
      On this point I watched last week a very intersting conference on the DIF (Distuptive Innovation Festival) website (link to thinkdif.co) given by Sir Ken Robinson and Peter Senge. I strongly raccomend it to all you interested in the future of education.

      Ciao,
      silvia

    2. New technologies are important but abolish classical education system completely?
      I get the ‘passed/not passed’ thing though it seems kinda vague and not indicating how well the kid understands a subject. But without a grading system at all, how will you know what the results are?
      I also don’t understand what’s wrong with grades or how would you teach logarithms in ‘restaurant’ workshop so there.

    3. Hi Amanda and congrats on publishing your first Open Mic story. :) I don’t have kids yet, but I do think that schools should constantly evolve to meet the needs of the today’s society, so in my opinion it’s a good thing. I also think schools need to pay special attention to emotional education as well as factual subjects. Teaching kids tolerance, patience and love for diversity is the way to go, imho

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