Category Archives: Problems with Conventional Schooling

This discussion focuses around flaws in our current education system both tangible and philosphical. It contains other sub-topics such as Teachers, Schools and Curricula.

Compulsion in education

One of the problems with educating a child in a conventional school is the issue of compulsion. In order for a teacher to complete her lesson plans so that the school supervisor will see that she is sticking to the … Continue reading

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We are unique – our curriculum is not

It is a moot point to argue that each of one of our almost seven billion people on planet earth is unique.  This is true not only of our physical markers such as fingerprints or retinae blood vessels, but also … Continue reading

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The Truth about Curricula

The truth about school curricula is that the experts on education have no real idea what should or should not be on any particular curriculum.  Educators are really guessing when they include and exclude subject matter; when they change the style … Continue reading

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The basic problem with the ‘System’

As the title states, this article will touch briefly on the basic problem with our current education ‘System’.  I put the word system in quotes not to sound like a sixties’ left wing radical, but I have no idea what else to … Continue reading

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Teachers – their impact

As adults, we can remember many of our childhood teachers: some we admired, others we did not.   The reasons for our preferences remain myriad: from the way they handled the subject matter to the manner in which they approached us.  Regardless, our perceptions … Continue reading

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Teachers – who are they?

Ever consider who are the people that teach your children?  I don’t mean as individuals, but who teachers really are - philosophically ?  As individuals, teaching probably has a mish-mash of personalities like any other profession with good and bad traits, after all, nobody is … Continue reading

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