What’s Education For?

What’s Education For?

Everyone agrees that education is hugely important The thing is we’re not particularly sure what we want from it The aim of education should be to prepare us for the challenges of adult life Yet from this perspective it’s clear that schools fail all but for tiny portions of their students Whether in highly academic private schools Or in deprived government-run ones trouble-dealing with life’s challenges remains very wide spread indeed Human ingenuity, energy, goodwill, and talent is being lost on an industrial scale to get more ambitious about education doesn’t necessarily mean spending more money building more schools, employing more teachers or making exams more difficult Rather, it should mean focusing more on the real purpose of education There are two fundamental tasks it should help us with: working and sustaining good relationships In order to address these needs a future national curriculum might specify that the following subjects be studied Firstly, capitalism A conspiracy of silence exists around the economic system we live within We find it hard to change its bad sides or defend its strengths because we simply don’t fully understand how it works A subject like maths should be geared to teach its number one utility for 99% of the population dealing with money Such classes would demistify the global economy by teaching students the importance of the means of production and how profits are made The role of cashflow, HR leadership, marketing, and competition would also be studied In a perfect school system you’d also then study a really big second subject yourself Young students would be introduced to the idea that we humans are extremely prone to misunderstanding ourselves They would be taken through the concepts of delusion, defensiveness projection and denial in everyday life Individual tutors would be on hand to help students towards personality maps with particular attention paid to their neurosis and fears Doing this would ensure that students learn a lot about how complex they truly are and what types of people they would be best suited to hang out with A crucial unit would be devoted to career self-knowledge What job are you best suited to? Students would spend three hours a week exploring what they might do with their futures Then we would sutdy relationships Being intensely aware of the social and individual cost of every unhappy relationship An ideal education system would emphasize the acquisition of skills that help people to live better together There would be units on kindness and forgiveness as well as on anxiety-reduction techniques In this educational utopia it wouln’t only be children who would go to school but adults as well Schooling would be for life Education wouldn’t just be taking place in classrooms media and the arts would be made to maximize their teaching potential and help to teach people what they actually need to learn We’re so hung up on the challenges of running a massive education system we’re failing to pinpoint the real source of its problems These are primarily about money, salaries or discipline These are only a consequence of a more fundamental problem Right now and with no-one quite meaning for this to happen we’ve simply got the wrong curriculum

Author: Kennedi Daugherty

32 thoughts on “What’s Education For?

  1. High school became less stressful the moment I realized its just a day care on steroids
    they dont want us to be too intelligent.

  2. High school became less stressful the moment I realized its just a day care on steroids
    Holy shit, this could fix everything.

  3. Education is for understanding everything what exists, happens and more just for general knowledge and not for giving some competitions which will decide your future.

  4. School is not a place for smart people, morty
    I'll tell you what's crazy. Having a timer on an exam session. It's not a race…

  5. 1. capitalismย 
    2. everything else

    top priorities there chap
    Good luck finding teachers who are qualified for this.

  6. Watches a video about education, but can't wait for summer vacation !
    Holy shit, this could fix everything.

  7. 1. capitalismย 
    2. everything else

    top priorities there chap
    School is not a place for smart people, morty

  8. Want to get education in right way watch this video ๐Ÿ‘‰https://youtu.be/RV8o3PJB2n0 and help yourself

  9. This video got me so close to crying. The stress is so terrible and it's not even helping me get anywhere productive. I learned about capitalism online, not from school. I have hated school for a long time, it's just wasn't made for me, and many others. I don't want to be a robot. I want more than that for my life. But it's so hard to do anything without a high school diploma and I struggle all the time with not dropping out. I feel like my childhood was stolen from me.

  10. Ppl belive that having an education is enough for a nation its not about having an education system in place it's about how that education system functions if we can change the education system and the way schools are run in general, we can change many issues in the world.

    Remember that education is not only the knowledge of subjects but knowledge of truth, society and tolerance

  11. "Every one agrees that education is hugely important. The thing is, we are not particularly sure what we want from it." This may sound dark and a bit out of place but… this is the main reason of why there are so many school shootings.

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  13. I'm happy when I watch these kind of videos ! Still there are so many people that can't understand what education really is !

  14. El gobieron de estados unidos solo quiere robots que trabajen a ciegas para que los politicos y personas importantes se puedan hacer mas ricos

    Someone translate this plz

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  16. School is there to breed soldiers & workers. Sports were invented to help physical development, get used to working as a team ready to fight for your country if needed. Many lessons are indoctrination to make you worship your country so you will be proud and morally obligated to work for, serve and die for your government and country.
    It is not there for your benefit…
    Most of this video is BS, you will do what job is there the same as everyone always has too. I don't need someone to tell me what to do, I can use a calculator to perform the foundation level mathematics required in everyday life and running a business. Everyday is training day, I understand how to use firearms, hand weapons, fight unarmed, train for strength, endurance and speed. I also know how to build and maintain a computer network as well as manipulate AI systems to suit my own ends.
    If people really learn't about profitability they would see the economy is a sham and it would collapse overnight so that isn't going to happen. School is also there to teach arrogance and complacency so that people stay in their place.
    I create my own benchmarks to gauge my performance, the relevance of an exam result in relation to actual knowledge and capability is purely subjective. I no longer have any of my school certificates as they are as worthless as 90% of the time I spent there.

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