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Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education?
These ideas have been percolating since I wrote my PhD in physics education: http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/super/theses/PhD(Muller).pdf
I have also discussed this topic with CGP Grey, whose view of the future of education differs significantly from mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vsCAM17O-M

I think it is instructive that each new technology has appeared to be so transformative. You can imagine, for example, that motion pictures must have seemed like a revolutionary learning technology. After all they did revolutionize entertainment, yet failed to make significant inroads into the classroom. TV and video seem like a cheaper, scaled back film, but they too failed to live up to expectations. Now there is a glut of information and video on the internet so should we expect it to revolutionize education?

My view is that it won't, for two reasons: 1. Technology is not inherently superior, animations over static graphics, videoed presentations over live lectures etc. and 2. Learning is inherently a social activity, motivated and encouraged by interactions with others.

Filmed and edited by Pierce Cook

Supported by Screen Australia's Skip Ahead program.

Music By Kevin MacLeod, www.incompetech.com "The Builder" and by Amarante Music: http://www.amarantemusic.com


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Author Rafael de Carvalho ( ago)
Have you ever hear about "Escola da Ponte" in Portugal? They do exactly what you said about change inside students heads. You should take a look into their project! ;)

Author Kirinin Kiri ( ago)
He literally says smart people are smart. deal with it.

Author kittali ( ago)
I hated the turtle thing! Give me a book any day over the computerized classroom learning

Author Charles ( ago)
What you say is very nice I think. But you miss the most important point : Does the student wish to be guided to knowledge with happy self-enthousiasm or is xe forced to sit in a classroom because parents basically force them to using psychoaffective violence ?

Well, I'll consider you fit in the first situation so I can think you're a very good teacher :-)

Author Shubham Ware ( ago)
bravo 🙋best explained... u pertinently caught the key point in learning. this video surly has revolutionize my idea of learning and teaching as well 🙆🙆🙌

Author Donald Yasnyi ( ago)
These videos are often excellent. This one is not, because see it misses what a teacher really does to help students learn.

Teachers must to all the things identified in this video in addition to organizing the material in such a way that the student has a framework for learning it.

Learning is based on the ability of the student to organize the material in his head. It is different (although similar) from student to student. It depends on the students previous learning and current state of knowledge. The teacher shows the student how to get from where he is to where he needs to be. The student does not know that in advance, but the teacher does. That is the main reason for having teachers.

Author Becauseimparanoid ( ago)
"youtube will revolutionize education" he said
2 years later, that isnt the case
Kinda ironic isnt it?

Author Cristina Abrantes ( ago)
Great video! Thanks for it.

Author Elnur Aliyev ( ago)
This was one of the best videos I have seen this month

Author James Foerch ( ago)
Teachers rock: I guide my middle school students at the Grand Rapids Public Museum School to create and deliver planetarium presentations. For visiting school groups I create interactive star programs. Thank you for recognizing us.
'Mr. Jim' Foerch

Author Chris Axell ( ago)
Inertia

Author Timothy Strong ( ago)
Maybe because our educational system is run by the government so there is no incentive to improve?

Author Amr Ojjeh ( ago)
I think the main problem of the education is the teacher them selves. (No I am not suggesting to kick out all teachers). A can mention a couple of things that go wrong in the classroom (most of the time)

1. Competition
a. I know some schools do this but there are certinaly others that don't. I think competition is a really important thing when it comes to education. Because when competing it inspires you to try to out think your opponent and there is a goal to a competition unlike when just sitting on a chair listening to someone wondering what is the point.

2. Method of explanation
a. This is where usually most things go wrong. What I notice in schools (especially in America and in Math) is that the approach that they use to teach you is way too "childish". They try to hold your hand and show you each and every step on a test you just answer everything mainly from memory. When teaching someone you have to make sure they are curios, now I am a highschool freshmen and I have never been in a class teaching a group of kids, but that is the way I prefer to be taught. But one very common example in math class is when they give you an equation. For example the equation "A^2 + B^2 = C^2", imagine you are in a class, re-learning the equation. And this is how the teacher intrudeces this to you. "Today we are gonna learn about how you can figure the hypotenuse of a right triangle. To do this you put one leg in A and the other in B then you square them and add them. Then you find the square root of C. Here is a handout then you have a quiz" To me that sounds like the teacher missed many opportunities. The teacher could have given proof of the equation, who made, why was it made, how was it made, ect... Instead he just introduced as a straight forward thing and that is just boring and gives no curisosty or wonders.

These are my thoughts on teachers I tried to keep it short....mostly becuase I am in a hurry to watch all the other videos veritasium...

Author inertiaforce ( ago)
Veritasium, it was your videos on inertia and gravity that got me interested in the subject to study it on my own and got me to choose this name on Youtube.

Author Max Lee ( ago)
AI will revolutionize education. Do doubt.

Author Mateusz Wąchalski ( ago)
Well, the system is slowing my education

Author NekoMouser ( ago)
Anecdotally, I NEVER understood chemistry. I barely passed it in high school and college. Then, when got my hands on a modern online textbook with animations and interactives that I never had growing up, it all clicked. I'm no expert, but man I get things I never did before. That said, that was the only subject that it noticeably helped in. My brain just needed that extra kick and hand-holding in that subject for some reason.

But yeah, I've worked in the industry and helped develop tools that do good real-time analytic analysis of student performance--giving teachers breakdowns by question and standard of where a student is making a mistake, sometimes very specific to the mistake being made (maybe multiplying by 10 instead of dividing by 10 in step three of a math problem). But even then, the mistake is in the student's head. No amount of analytics in the world can change that without solid research on how to overturn misconceptions and mental errors. You want to revolutionize education, you have to invest in the research on how learning AND unlearning truly occur and then use that to inform the tools. The tools are just tools and will never revolutionize things by themselves.

Author LiquidZero ( ago)
your on screen text threw me off and I had to skip back to re-watch that segment...

Author LazlosPlane ( ago)
My teecherz were veri ve,ri gud;

Author Jason Roach ( ago)
you must be one heck of a teacher, because you inspire me to learn... at the age of 40

Author Jamal H ( ago)
I use an iPad in my school. they are compulsory. it works like a text book and some of the khan academy lessons are really great.

Author Harkabeer Singh ( ago)
The truth is the majority of do not care about any of good stuff, like making it interesting for the students. That is a really sad and true fact.

Author Michal Valta ( ago)
If that really IS the role of the teacher, all the teachers I met so far were terrible failures. But I don't think they would agree with you that it is their role. Because, I don't think they ever gave it a thought..... You know, it's just a job..... "Who cares about their future, I am in a bad mood, screw them"...

Author psyekl ( ago)
The primary trait I find missing from educational sources where the teacher is absent is the anecdotes and off-syllabus, but on topic, conversations that can only be gained from personal interaction with someone with experience in the subject being taught. Technological and research sources are fantastic for the "perfect" factual details of the topic, but only a real person can truly "flesh out" the intricacies of the subject matter.

Author Jesse "SuperWaffle57" ( ago)
would dislike for clickbait, but its a good video so i will like

Author googlr ( ago)
"in a social environment, with other learners, and a caring teacher."
So let's make our priority to virtualize a good school environment. Now, theoretically, all we need for education is a virtual reality headset and free online schools.

Author David Urry ( ago)
Let's be real. A teacher's "job" is to focus children on a learning objective. It is not to be responsible for the social or emotional well being of the student. If they can excite and motivate that's a bonus but when you make the teacher responsible for these things rather than the student, you are making the teacher responsible for emotional states in another human being and that is what many people call "co-dependent" or an "enabler".

To be clear:
Teacher -- responsible for presenting the information and evaluating the student's learning.
Student -- responsible for learning and demonstrating the information.

You can argue till everybody's blue in the face about how to present and how to evaluate but none of that excuses the student from learning it and demonstrating it.

Author Gustavo Eduardo Martínez Juárez ( ago)
You are the guy that is revolutionising the Education!!!!

Author elamathi veeramuthu ( ago)
"all of this is best characterized as an EVOLUTION not a REVOLUTION" man...... you can come up with really good understandable punch lines...i mean i just love the line

Author Louis McKenna ( ago)
I tell you what will revolutionize education, Veritasium!
I have learnt more watching these videos than I ever would at school

Author Majed Ahmed ( ago)
you talk about it = you going round and round
but
you don't know it = straight you don't need to remember it you recognise it
if you can simplify it to its principle then
you only speak of Idea and concept ...!

Author Shailesh Dagar ( ago)
The main point is that these animations lack interaction and I haven't seen a single video where they mention the role of vocabulary. It is too formal in animation, which dulls the content. A good teacher make use of these things efficiently.

Author Paul Wray ( ago)
Yep, it appears there is no royal road to enhanced learning. Mayer's work on multimedia learning (which you seem to be aware of) is one of the few scientifically valid, usable results. Most of constructivist learning is unscientific twaddle, but oh-so-popular for so long now that many accept it without question or thought. Studies have shown that good teachers don't even make very much difference to learning (although they may make a huge difference to how the student feels about learning).

Author joshron99 ( ago)
I notice that Veritasium's vids are now prefaced with a 14 or 15 sec ad with no way to bail out. (I didn't notice this to be the case in previous videos but I may be wrong-- I'm a recent subscriber). Although the uploads are excellent, I won't endure through a commercial (unless I chose to)-- a bit arrogant (or greedy) to require it as I see it.

Author Sebastian Martin ( ago)
but computers have revolutionized education. just not directly sitting in the classroom

Author Siranat usawasutsakorn ( ago)
Well Sometimes static picture may make student think wrong especially for confusing lesson but sometimes detail in textbook is missing. I'd say it would help and together with careful management they will revolutionize education.

Author selema molopa ( ago)
Very interesting. Where can one get the articles you have done.

Author WarsInAction ( ago)
I agree teachers got me into the subjects I now enjoy. It is hard to beat a good teacher

Author WarsInAction ( ago)
khan academy reference hype1

Author shir itzhaki ( ago)
Then most teachers have failed

Author Schulfrei Deutschland ( ago)
Homeschooling is far better. Look at the studies. This video of Veritasium is pure propaganda and clickbaiting. And it's insulting all the self-learners on the world. Very-Tacium would be more appropriate than Veritasium. Thank you for this pre-fact video. Now go back on the internet and read some studies on it... oh sorry... you can't learn from this revolution... then search a teacher who will teach you about self-learning, homeschooling, internet, wikipedia, khan-academy and google. That teacher will revolutionize your education ;)

Author Piyush Kedar ( ago)
education will revolutionize when the human will revolutionize, we must not forget that humans like other animals have evolved for survival and breeding. learning is just added feature for helping in survival. We may have evolved learning but are not fundamentally programmed to learn, especially if it is not help much in survival. Kids mind follow this base rule, even though adult may get fascinated by learning and go beyond basic learning, children do not understand the value it adds to there life. And hence the performance issue, no way of teaching is gonna revolutionize the learning process, it's already developed in our genes, the ways to understand things around. We can take only a limited amount of knowledge over a period of time. bombarding information beyond that limit, will just be discarded, just like all the other stimuli that we receive in our life. We are being that are made by evolution. Our biggest weapon is time. Any revolution is against our basic genetic model. Hence, we resist change so often, fear the unknown,etc. What the point I am trying to make here is, education can not be revolutionize,cus humans can not be, it's a very slow process that we are made with, and only process we can change with.

Author Family Foe ( ago)
i've always wanted to become a teacher. and videos like this show the importance of a teacher.
Nice work Derek

Author Cathy Meaw ( ago)
Great information. I have believed so.

Author nattyphysicist ( ago)
Maybe the technology should be put into helping students to find good teachers.

Author Ann Priess Maclean ( ago)
But DeVos will ABSOLUTELY revolutionize education; into the ground.

Author Tom Hayes ( ago)
This guy comes off like kind of an arrogant little moron.

Author R3tr0001 ( ago)
keyword: last word of the video. a *caring* teacher ;) thats why im becoming a teacher myself cause there are too many noobs out there, OR (hopefully) i, personally, stumbled upon ALL of them back at school and so we could expect a very low to inexistent ratio in our daily lives.

Author Ko Knoppers ( ago)
sooooooooooooooooo spot on

Author Purely Science ( ago)
First of all , you have to stop this race of grades... Only then, they will get into true learning.

Author Nate ( ago)
Actually, I would argue youtube and other video sharing sites are/have revolutionized education. Over the course of my education (Currently a freshman in college) I've had only one or two teachers who did what you describe in the video.
Most of my learning comes from youtube videos. Why? You mentioned the answer in the video at around 5:45. The purpose of a teacher most people imagine, transmitting info from their minds to their students', is what most teachers have become. They don't inspire learning or curiosity. Rather they stomp it out, homogenizing their students. It's difficult to feel important when countless students are treated the same way as you. When your teacher fails to make you feel curious, to feel important, it becomes impossible to accept their teaching.

For this reason I would argue the role of teachers is fading from education. Students who perform well are those who have been inspired to learn from role models who are not teachers i.e. parents, older siblings, etc. If students achieve this academic curiosity it will be easy for them to learn from youtube. The information is all there, you just need to go and get it.

Unfortunately, I feel our education system stomps out the will to learn. But that's a comment for another video lol.

Author Solar Energy ( ago)
Well if the most important thing is what happens inside the students head then human's Cybernetization is the Key

Author The How-To Scholar: Education ( ago)
This video and commentary are 100% what I've been thinking. I recently started my YouTube channel because I feel it is such a powerful medium to deliver my content to students, other teachers, and anyone else interested. I am excited to see how the role of a teacher will change in the coming years. Thank you Veritasium for making this video and I wish I found it earlier!

Author Nathan keane ( ago)
I go to a private school and we use iPads rather then books

Author Teh Yong Lip ( ago)
unfortunately most of these motivating teachers only exist in the internet

Author Cameron Clements ( ago)
If the job of a teacher is to inspire, challenge, excite me to want to learn and to make me feel special then every teacher I have a ever had has done none of those things. I get inspired by people like Casey Neistat, Gary Vee, Prince ea and other YouTubers that want to see others succeed these people have given more inspiration in my life than any teacher I have ever talked to. In my opinion I think "education" is useless when you're being forced to learn and do things at a place that is supposed to make you want to learn. I've found that when I'm motivated to do something I invest myself in it and I'll actually want to do it and get it done but that doesn't happen in a class room. I'm simply expected to do something and learn something that I do not want to learn and even have knowledge that it won't even help me in my future life. For example mathematics. Education needs to change and right now nothing has changed except the use of technology :(

Author Alex levine ( ago)
div(B)=0

Author kaushal kavekar ( ago)
Education should be a process which includes set of experiences. technology is mere a tool.

Author Ted Williamson ( ago)
I found that when I was helping coworker learn how to control a software application, the best way for them to receive the information is not for me to tell them how to do it, but give them hints on how to figure it out on their own. 95% of my coworkers preferred this method because they got to feel smart when they figured it out. The enthusiasm that I heard in their voice as they told me how they figured it out made them feel so happy and smart. On top of all of this, they would remember their finding so well that they would never ask me the same question twice. They more I did this type of training, the better they were at figuring things out and also they would get really good at explaining how things work within the software application. So, this is why I think teachers should be really good at putting together content that will inspire the student to figure out part of the material on their own. Of course, this won't work for the entire learning process. They need to be told some parts while other parts can be up to the student to figure out on their own. Ted Williamson

Author Expand Carp ( ago)
Laziness is here.

Author Timwi Heizmann ( ago)
This video fails to address the single most important ingredient to learning, and that is motivation.

The reason no technology has ever revolutionized education is because insufficient technology isn’t the issue. The issue is insufficient motivation. You hinted that it is the teacher’s job to engage the students and to make learning fun and interesting, but there is one fundamental aspect to our system that no teacher can change or address: Education is compulsory. All students are expected to complete certain curricula, whether they want to or not. Whether they’re interested or not. Whether they’d rather learn something else that’s not on the curriculum or not. This is the number 1 top impediment to motivation in schoolchildren, and for hundreds of years we have never addressed it, and nor does this video address it. To really revolutionize education, we need to rethink what education fundamentally means. Does it mean to stuff people into classrooms (with or without technology) and shove something down their throat against their will? Does it mean to teach people how to pass tests rather than understand concepts? Or should we sit down and have an honest debate about what *really* encourages actual learning?

Author timothy hinkley ( ago)
Did the printing press make people smarter.

Author The Earth Is a Cylinder!! ( ago)
They should make sure that the teachers are good and are doing their job well. I've seen some very bad teachers who literally hated kids, and they're keeping them because they are old and experienced. But they're just old and tired.

Author Purely Science ( ago)
Whatever , education is gonna remain a race for grades😥

Author Lucas Delgado ( ago)
Is there any link to the research Derek cites at 4:48?

Author tezzo55 ( ago)
:-) So true, a teacher should inspire a student to self learn, and the best way to do that is for the teacher to always be learning, especially from the student. i'm a teacher of 42 years. Mr Neil Hammond (below) has the right idea, and i bet he is a superb teacher. Hats of to you sir! :-)

Author John Hein ( ago)
So what you are saying is: technology can be helpful and can be a great tool but it can also be harmful due to the fact that technology generally reduces work and the work is part of the process of achievement which in this case is comprehension of concepts and facts (Thinking about the problems and ways to solve them) but work is hard and we naturally want to lower our workload therefore we create technology in order to lower our workloads creating the problem of being lazy and how to stop being lazy? ..... not just being an @$5 that is just what I got from this. Is that correct-ish? Please only host reply, thank you.

Author Tomcat ( ago)
Explains what makes a teacher important, can't remember a teacher like that

Author Dave Armstrong ( ago)
You definitely excite my educational desires. Great points. Looking back, my best teachers challenged me to be my very best and excited me to discover new information and operational modalities. Well done...

Author Leo ( ago)
I should show this to my teachers... because of the bologna treaty , they just tend to spit facts as fast as they can, and dont care if you're learning and understanding or not...

Author Dark Star ( ago)
Teachers are obsolete, because they don't do that fancy stuff that you said. "Inspire" pfft! They spew facts, and that's it.

Author BornSerious ( ago)
I wish I had had inspiring professors in college 38 years ago. Most of them behaved as if we students were a bother to them. Some would teach facing the blackboard and immediately erase what they had written. A shy young man like me didn't stand much of a chance despite all the latest technology. I graduated but never worked a day in my field ... never had a mentor and nobody cared.

Author Toggle of Baelgun ( ago)
The social process of learning? Teaching in groups will always reduce the education average of the whole. The slowest are left behind and the fastest are held back. It is a recipe for mediocrity.

Author Life4YourGames ( ago)
Congrats, you've learned that motivation is the true problem xD

Author Matt Le Blanc ( ago)
you are a great teacher! we need more people like you. with love from India. :) -Syed kaleem

Author The_Son_of_Al ( ago)
I had a couple of thoughts while watching this:

1. What role could technology have in reducing the cost of education in the future. If there ever was a time for that to happen, it would be now, but would have been even better 15 years ago.

2. Could technology improve education by exposing more people to the best lecturers/educators available. Technology could enable the best lecturers to reach a much larger audience and thus benefit the most students. I had so many professors in college who for one reason or another were absolutely terrible lecturers. I can't say if they were solely focused on their research or they just didn't have a gift for teaching others, but in more than one occasion my experience in that subject and my grades suffered dramatically.

Author Prachi Rahate ( ago)
For me, learning & understanding is self thing & teachers are needed to tell whether what to learn next. Like to provide a structure/map/steps to learn what first & what later.
A school student don't know where to start like whether he/she should first go for algebra or calculous.

Author kyle persons ( ago)
I'm in university for biophysics I don't attend any of my classes provided the teacher uploads the information id prefer to learn in the comfort of my home

Author kainthevampireduck ( ago)
that's because education is a 19th century thing done on purpose to make dumb workers for the industrial revolution, not to really educate people. (at least that's what I got from a video I saw about education...)

Author Boristosh Gaming ( ago)
Groups and categorizing is the problem , stupid kids slow down the smart ones!!

Author Lukáš Fireš ( ago)
6:00 The job of a teacher is to inspire, ....
That is exactly the very problem of current education - we feed our children with information, examine them, but for what? To give them meaningless marks. I forgot almost everything I "learned" upto university, but one sentence changed my attitude towards learning: "You don't have to know everything, you have to know where to find it when you need it!"

Author BoldFuturesAcademy ( ago)
So you are saying that an Idiot cannot ever get a PhD, right?

Author TJ Kopcha ( ago)
Good video - overall idea is spot on. Tech won't revolutionize anything. But I think you under-emphasize the critical role of the teacher. If the power of learning is in treating it as an internal process, then the teacher should play a role in guiding, supporting, and stimulating thinking throughout that process. That goes way beyond simply 'being supportive' or caring - it requires a good amount of training and experience to do this well. I'll add that I think you missed out on some key research that is highly relevant (you focus on Mayer's multimedia principles for some strange reason, which are only remotely relevant in K12 classrooms). In mathematic and science, Mary Kay Stein and colleagues have spent years studying how teachers can play a role in increasing cognitive demand. It's not easy, but it's highly beneficial when it happens. My own field of Learning, Design, and Technology also looks at the design components that support more complex approaches to learning. There's also work being done on the role of failure in learning, and how it can support longer-term gains and improve problem solving abilities.

Author TroddinSod ( ago)
I hope I never meet this emasculated dingbat in person while I'm holding a baseball bat.

Author Igor Ferreira ( ago)
The truth is, each person feels stimulated and learn by different processes. What works form me, might not work for you. As you also mentioned, each student have a different pace of learning. And hundreds other characteristics that differs from person to person.
While our educational systems insists on put everyone in the same room, going through de exactly same process of learning, neglecting individual characteristics, the result will be the same. Whose fault is that?! It is clear for me but, this is another long discussion.

Author Zoe Doten ( ago)
I literally agree with everything this guy's saying

Author Seeking Chasing ( ago)
i hate teachers
the broken system should have a change
the so-called education is just a way to maintain the economic system nowadays,
which in fact not a sustainable system and will collapse one day
its foundation is wants and resources are limited,
therefore, a big shift is needed

Author anonymous ( ago)
MOOCs might not have revolutionised the education but they did bring best teachers in reach of masses in third world countries like mine.

Author Chad Hurley ( ago)
I don't think Derek should condone the burning of public libraries.

Author Азиз Юсупов ( ago)
What do you think about Khan Academy?

Author Marushia Dark ( ago)
There IS one definitive way in which technology can revolutionize education and that's in terms of labor costs. As I write this, your video has 1.4 million views. Trying to replicate that in a social setting with one teacher per hundred students, or even per thousand students would be hugely expensive.

Some social encouragement may be necessary in some instances, but by and large people share things with their friends and family, or are self-motivated to go out and learn a particular topic. That's how I found your videos, for instance. ^_~

In terms of political policy, YouTube and MOOCs would greatly reduce the administrative costs of education while still providing as great or greater quality as you might get in the average classroom. Something like Khan Academy provides an education that's ACTUALLY free, versus what politicians mean when they say free, which is really just "paid for with someone else's tax dollars."

Certain subjects and certain teachers may be exceptions, but as a general rule this would be an overall improvement. And there's really nothing stopping those exceptions from moving to online media either. In fact, it would be more beneficial from a cost-benefits perspective that they do.

Author Cedrik Adryan ( ago)
well as always Veritasium is correct. And this is how teaching should be. But the way teachers are being taught "how to teach" has to change. Teachers need to achieve their targets of the class. If one student falls behind, and has alot of difficulties, it falls behind and is left behind... Teachers need to center the students not their targets...

Author Lukas Prochazka ( ago)
I think in those studies nobody seems to identify a individuals....maybe when there is no significant difference means in general there is no the best technique, but for some is best animation, for some text books and for some still graphics...

Author Jules Hammond ( ago)
The one incontrovertible fact of all teaching theories or practices is that they are superseded by other theories and practices which are usually the result of 'new research'. This makes teachers always wrong and researchers always right unless the further dimension of political agenda reverses the status quo, which it rarely does. Also, there is an industry of professionals who are dedicated to explaining why research proves modern practice to be bankrupt pretty much before it adapts in any case. Oh, I have so may happy experiences of being trained and then untrained as a former teacher....

Author zed1stwizard ( ago)
Truth!

Author Austin Lightner ( ago)
And now its VR.....

Author Sam's Minecraft ( ago)
could the title be more detailed, please?

Author Daniel ( ago)
Maybe try to let students pick what classes they want _before_ college? I mean, am I not the only one who doesn't want to take AP Stats, AP Economics, AP Calculus BC, Computational Modeling, and Linear Algebra in 12th grade, and instead, take programming, or game development / design classes, etc? I'm pretty sure students are more successful in learning what they're _actually_ interested in learning...right?

And it makes no sense that teachers keep telling you that "your school prepares you for college by mandating AP classes." That's just BS. Colleges let you switch majors, from what I've been told. How is locking yourself into a major "prepping you for college?" And on top of that, we have tests, exams, AP exams, quizzes, projects, homework left and right, college applications, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, and more. I can't believe the DoE expects us to care about our averages filled with classes we couldn't care less about, as well as extracurriculars.

The educational system is just terrible, at least in NYC.

Author Erson Rasyadan ( ago)
my country has designed a curriculum thats supposed to excite the students and set the teachers only as a guide. Turns out no significant change occured. the idea was that students should find their own material and seek teachers if they find any trouble. However, only tiny percentage of students that even bothers to find materials on their own. Hence, the old method is used again so that students, excited or not, have no option but to study

Author Luka Milic ( ago)
If the point of teachers is to inspire kids to learn they are doing a very baaaaaaad job at it

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