We live in a multipolar world where nothing is only ‘black or white.’ Today’s educational systems, therefore, vary from country to country.
While some are obsolete, others have made some steps forward, and some educational systems are showing considerable advancements.
The good thing is that we generally have the chance to educate ourselves and thereby integrate ourselves into society. And we should be thankful for the possibility of free (obligatory)education.
Another advancement of today’s educational system is the implementation of various visual aids in the teaching and learning process. These teaching aids include technological advancements such as the interactive whiteboard or smartboard, e-coursebooks, and usage of modern-day media such as YouTube videos or Kahoot quizzes. This is much more interesting to students, especially to younger learners.
However, if we decide to dig deeper into the nature of school systems, we’ll see that some things are still unchanged. Albert Einstein once said: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Interestingly enough, Einstein claims that Everybody is a genius. Now, what did he mean by that? This means that each person is very gifted for a specific area of interest, which can be: mathematics, music, engineering, sports, management, etc.
A person may as well be very talented in many areas. However, a problem of many educational systems in many countries today lies in the fact that these specific talents of people are not being catered to in schools. Or at least not as much as they should.
Everybody goes through the same educational process and listens to the same subjects in schools and has the same programs until adolescence. This is a big issue because, as was mentioned previously, you can’t judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree. How many great musicians, actors, sports stars, etc., have been obligated to climb trees to integrate into society and make a living by doing what they do not love? This is a problem that needs more consideration.
The author is a 12-grade student