What's Education For?

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Author sepia circuit ( ago)
you guys man🌸🌸🌸

Author Sasha Farnsworth ( ago)

Author Ace Anon ( ago)
However, with that said I would like to point out that education, through complex math and science, stress critical thinking and problem solving. Although most of the material that we learn in school will not be used in real life, the skills that we develop while learning them are what we gain from education. So I believe, in that sense, that education is doing the right thing.

Author S Class Gaming ( ago)
Anxiety reduction techniques AKA Meditation. If only people knew how incredibly effective it is...

Author DailyRandom Smiles ( ago)

Author Meka B. ( ago)
Absolutely! School of Life

Author Jessica H ( ago)

Author debashish roy ( ago)
We don't need no education, we don't need no thoughts control, dark sarcasm in the class room, teachers leave our Kids alone, Hey teacher! leave our kids alone- Pink Floyd

Author jake wallace ( ago)
Your videos have helped me study for at least 3 classes in this hell of a week. As a non-religious man, bless you.

Author Ravenna Morgan ( ago)
this why students dropout because we not learning anything that going to help us in our lives and kids lives, our dreams this why i want to continue pursing my passion as music entertainer i no longer a slave for the school system anymore and being in this box because i want my kids to have a life as they pleased to have

Author NGOC konIkON ( ago)
who have engsub of this video ???

Author Mason Bloomquist ( ago)
Way too much focus on personalities and not nearly enough choice about what YOU want to do and the topics you are interested in.

Author j- the-isso ( ago)
Totally agree. But what about Physical Education?

Author Notumengi ( ago)
will we learn about seizing the means of production to the people?

Author Farhan Anwar ( ago)
So economics, psychology & career ed?

Author ASleuOfThings ( ago)
Really well-made video, but I disagree with most everything.

Capitalism and making a profit as the main curriculum? Sounds like breeding a society that only looks after the individual and advances the material-centric attitude that leads people to being selfish and greedy. If the main thing kids learn about is how to exploit things like math simply to become richer, then where is its useage for the advancement and betterment of science and life? Economics should be a required field of study, but its focus shouldn't be to uphold a zero-sum game view of money and should focus on educating people on how to make smart money choices and philanthropy once stability is obtained.

Second, self-study should also be required, but not in the way presented here. Teaching young children about things like denial, delusion, defensiveness, and other negative aspects of the human psyche at such ages needed to educate effectively will only lead to more fear and uncertainty in oneself. Also, discovering the person best suited to be your friend? Sounds way too Big Brother-ish to me, especially when it's important for kids to discover on their own what kind of people they want to be around and not those they've been taught in school to be with. Absolutely kills individual choice and learning from failure.

Again, the video is well made, but the society presented here is a horrible one.

Author Guillermo Lopez ( ago)
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Author Noctis Lucis Caelum ( ago)
The irony is that we all came to this video for education.

Author KT ( ago)
I'm failing science. Apparently, they've started a whole new thing for science classes instead of what they had. So my science teacher will write what we have to do on the board (which sometimes he doesn't even do that) and just let us learn the stuff ourselves. He's never had anyone read a page out loud. He doesn't even make his own study guide, nor search for any online that another teacher might have made. He has US make the study guides. Which might be fine if it's once or twice but EVERY TIME?

Author Minh Ngx ( ago)
you can put script below video?

Author Tazbeed Sharafuddin ( ago)
Thanks to YouTube, that's why we got School of Life.

Author Goo gle ( ago)
Good video.

Author AsapCodeMonkey ( ago)
Should you study something you love or a degree that will get you a job ?

Author Shalalanica ( ago)
Fr! tbh im a hard worker and i get good grades, but life has never been more unfair until the day school started stealing my life away from me to ever let me live it to the 100% fullest

Author sleepy ( ago)
Lol all of this is called college but I agree it should be done earlier in life

Author Ovando Graham ( ago)
school should teach us to understand our qualities and allocate them to a suitable career path that we would find meaningful so we don't end up miserable wasting our life on a job we hate. give us more opportunities to experience different work so we can come to grips to what we actually want to do. school is fake as it never really teaches you what you need to know. I mean if you want to be a maths teacher or doctor then by all means teach maths and science but most of us don't, the curriculum need to reassessed and remade

Author Compartilhando Ideias & Conhecimentos ( ago)
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Author Ren G ( ago)
Most of my teachers are not qualified to teach the lessons they are teaching.

Author 최가은 ( ago)
Thanks for giving a good idea!

Author Rick Sanchez ( ago)
This type of education is sort of what is taught at my church. Kindness, relationships, coping with anxiety...

Author Violaceous Phantasmagorical ( ago)

Author emily bronheart ( ago)
That would be simply ideal choice of education for future improvement!

Author David Mcdonald ( ago)
Great video! If you want to read more about problems with the current education structure in Canada, make sure to check out this article from The Global Millennial:

Author Tigerlily ( ago)
Hi, thanks for a great video! Would it be possible to post the transcript? Thanks :-)

Author Cletus Bulach ( ago)
How to address these 6 causes for the problems in our schools can be found in these two new publications: "School Culture and Climate vis a vis Student Learning" and "Enhancing School Culture and Climate." Both are "how to" books that use a common sense. There is no cost to improve schools, no new curriculum, and little resistance from teachers. The biggest change is that a process is used to get students correct their own and each others behavior which effectively adds 30 days of instruction to the school year. Teachers do not have to stop teaching to correct student misbehavior because they correct their own behavior.

Author Cletus Bulach ( ago)
The problem with our schools is a lack of motivation by students and in some cases teachers. This lack of motivation is caused by six factors: 1) A poor school culture and climate that creates a poor learning and teaching environment 2) time lost in the instructional process because teachers have to stop teaching to discipline student misbehavior. 3) students and teachers five basic needs are not being met because of that culture. These needs are survival (fear of bullying), happiness, control, caring, and purpose. 4) overuse of the four controlling forms of power and underuse of the five freeing forms of power. This causes resistance and reduces motivation. 5) lack of involvement of parents and the community. 6) A lack of openness and trust between administrators, teachers, and students is at the base of a school's culture and climate problems. This lack of openness and trust creates a dysfunctional environment.

Author asmighty 004 ( ago)
my parents dont remember algebraic and maths formulas or the difficult symbols of chemistry they read in school coz they dont need it. Then whyre we forced to memorize all of them if only you want to be a scientist or doctor and not in our life we need to live as adults. whats the point of learning all of them if you are going to forget them after the exam. whats the point of school if we arent gonna learn sth important for our life???

Author Haron Ashag ( ago)
thanks for this great job

Author Hyper Nova ( ago)
so why isn't this a thing

Author Tom Lahr ( ago)
What about history? Literature? Grammar? Social Studies? Politics? Writing? Biology?

Author Daniel M ( ago)
I'll tell you what's crazy. Having a timer on an exam session. It's not a race...

Author Katerina Zissouli ( ago)
Great video! Thanks for sharing!

Author zerox medox ( ago)
i like how at the end of the video you said that no one wanted this on purpose, it just happened.... If you said that 50 years before, i would even agree with you, but now its just obvious that financial elite is responsible for not only flawed education on conceptual level but also for media (propaganda, entertainment which is turning attention from important things). Educational system is just there to integrate you into this flawed capitalism framework. And generation after generation... we are here, without intelectual elite, only educated one which is useless because its generaly based on dogmatic thinking, unable to change anything. And funny thing is even if someone managed to speak to wider public about this they would just laugh cause they are indoctrinated in a very specific way to support the status quo...

Author ashish sharma ( ago)
Amazing. thankyou# 😊

Author Dots Grey ( ago)
It's a production line with a product that doesn't function.

Economics, so that we understand the operating systems that dominate our world.
Politics, so that we are no longer illiterate electorates.
Psychology, so that we understand ourselves and those around us.
Cooking, so that we eat properly.

These are fundamental to the human experience and yet I learnt nothing of these in schools and instead taught myself. It's truly saddening how much I know of these subjects compared to many family/colleagues/etc, despite actually knowing very little.

Author Haannibal777 ( ago)
Given that science and economics are the cornerstone of modern society, it is strange that science is given the proper due respect in schools but not economics. When I grew up some schools do not even teach economics. Personal finance and economics should be taught in schools along with physics and chemistry.

Author Lamia Siddiqui ( ago)
I feel like the education system is creating robots, not well-educated human beings. Many students are only obsessed with getting good marks rather than actually learning and processing the material for long-term use. Everyone just forgets what they learn after Finals

Author emiiee cx ( ago)
I hate this education system. It's awful.

Author Gentel Noober ( ago)
needs more science

Author Dedra Cannon ( ago)
amazing video

Author EmperorZelos ( ago)
Teaching math for economics is to denigrade the usefullness of mathematics.

Author ErinOcelotl :3 ( ago)
0:00 - 0:04 nope, i dont.

Author Adonan the stoic ( ago)
I believe education is about learning how to grab your dreams by the hand and kiss them passionately. I'm getting my education so I can better understand how our universe works and (hopefully) shake the very foundation of physics some day.

Author Anish Chhabra ( ago)
excellent video...

Author Erick Huerta ( ago)
This could be a revolution.

Author Mina Isfahani ( ago)
it was awesome! Thanks

Author Ethan General ( ago)
Im pretty sure most teachers have huge egos who would oppose to this....

Author Babar Tahir ( ago)
Some of this is interesting & yes we can always have a better education system. But for the most part, this vid is very vague "feel good" rhetoric. I didn't like school very much, but you can & do learn most of the stuff in school that this vid says you should be learning in school.

Author Dee 12j ( ago)
in my own opnion i think school is pretty nessesary but what they teach is another thing, reading, tech, hand writing, spelling, health, and math should be the main teachings! but alot of parents are unaware what teachers are really teaching them, for example: history, social studies, and draft writing, is not really something that is nessesary to be taught because there is no perpose for the need to learn it, why i say that is because everyone goes from school to work aka: jobs! unless they are determined to learn it for there dream job there really is no need to teach them what does not need to be taught! english is also another thing that should not be taught unless you dont know your english well but its pointless teaching english to kids that already know how to speak it, kids dont get to have a say to what they want to learn because parents or teachers think they are too young to know what they want to be taught! dont mean not to menstion but if they are learning something that they do not want to learn will most probably be just something the parents or teachers think they should learn because it may come in handy later in life but doesnt, why because everybody goes from school to jobs!! or they end up with kids no job and no life, education is supposed to propare you for the future, but the only future is a job, no one tells kids that but im not really sure why.

Author Victor Eremita ( ago)

Author willyouwright ( ago)
can anybody who did not like this please comment. id like to hear your story

Author Ayesha Noor ( ago)
there is no Education
it is only a race
rich people Win
and Poor People lose..
Today's Education is not about learning it's just about Showing good percentage that's all

Author Mr Ubanity ( ago)
This is pretty similar to the stuff I learned at school

Author The Enlightener101 ( ago)
Other than the capitalism subject, all the subjects that were suggested are already being addressed in Catholic Schools.

Author Admiral Ackbar ( ago)
i love it

Author החלל הזן את ( ago)
Education is about gaining enough points to aquire documented acreditation and forwarding it to employers.

Author Charles Jennings Channel ( ago)
....forgets Sociology. . . Social construction of human life anyone?

The shape of the system - primary / secondary / university is also an issue not only what is taught.

Author jacques yon ( ago)
I'd love to learn more about life and work at school. Instead, they just throw us a pile of useless websites, mummified in red tape. Then again, I suppose that's pretty close to adult life...

Author Matthew Bissonnette ( ago)
Perhaps if new technologies could be devised that would drastically cut down on parent's utilities costs then one parent could refrain from work and the state would not have to be babysitter; then children could be educated much more effectively through interactive software and virtual classrooms. Such a method would save tax payers a lot of money.

Author Britt P. ( ago)
Wow very well put. Great video. More than 300 dislikes? Most likely the dislikes are from all those people profiting from dumb students who have no concept of what life is really like...

Author 8o7wer Endie ( ago)
School is not a place for smart people, morty

Author KarKar MuddaPuckar ( ago)
the whole point of school is to pass exams. nothing else. Anyone who tries to tell me and the rest of the students in my school otherwise I call bullshit. We all know that at the end of the day it's all about the results. It doesn't matter if you've trained 1 year or 20, it doesn't matter if you studied one month or one year, if you can provide the results people want then things will be easier to come by i.e. a job. That's not to say your results will give you a ticket on the path to an easier life, it's more like a higher chance than anything else. The first years of education is important, learning how to read and write etc.. After primary school it's useless. From then on it's not longer about how you could use your abilities to get a job but rather just passing a test. I can't do shot because my parents would butcher me for saying this, and my school would just send me to an hour detention/not give a shit.

Author Infinite Airline Alliance ( ago)

Author ben taylor ( ago)
this needs more views

Author dex H ( ago)
We are living in a ridiculous society. We all know that there's something wrong with our education and 99.9% of people hate this entire system and know something needs to change. But instead we do nothing and keep feeding politicians. Since money has appeared, our lives have turned into a joke. This entire life is a joke and everyone is a clown in the human society

Author Dave Knight ( ago)
I was thinking about it then it hit me, a majority to the points you made are a parents responsibility to teach their child, I would be better for parents to take serious parenting classes, since its like these generation of parents luck the parenting skills of the previous.

Author Md Haroon Ahmed Khan ( ago)
The only purpose of education these days is to narrow down the selection for getting a good job. Helping us in life? pfft

Author Art'uro TM ( ago)
*That whistle from Ed Ed N Eddy.

Author IndVR ( ago)
MAKE A "The School of Life" channel FOR KIDS! :D

Author Chesty Leroux ( ago)
Yes please. I want this!

Author JD Marasigan ( ago)
It would make them overthink and hate themselves right after if they fail at life when it's been taught in school for years, which they shouldn't be because everyone else fails whether they know too much or not- it's a matter of priorities and their individual purpose.

Author JD Marasigan ( ago)
I think that is just fair for schools to teach sciences, math and history rather than teaching them about life because if not taught about the former, they won't ever know that information. Science would be trashed and it shouldn't be or else it would leave us ignorant. Learning about life is subjective and the best way so is experience. Basically focusing on learning about life in school at young ages would disrupt the natural flow because it still wouldn't make so much sense. It is better for schools to inject in us as children in our streams of unconsciousness in learning about life because it would be more effective in building who we are.

Author Mr Mister ( ago)
I am also a teacher at university but have taught is schools. A key issue is that there is excellent work being done in research in education and developmental psychology, but it is not being cascaded into schools. Important examples are that progress towards completion of tasks should be praised rather than seemingly innateintelligence. Or than a diversity of play activities would benefit children more than favouring one. Or the importance of adult engagement in children's activities. Children are being forced down an academic route that prepares them less well for life than what came before. There are useful academic skills, such as critical thinking, reflection, constructing an argument showing progression, but these are not the preserve of universities and school teachers have trouble sorting the wheat from the chaff, they often have little knowledge of or experience what is actually happening and, as a society, we are often praising the actions in schools in Scandinavia, which is based on research being conducted in the UK but not employed. The structure of lessons is another problem not mentioned. The standard PGCE does not focus enough on how to structure a lesson. The overall aims may be made clear, but each individual stage must link together in a clear chain which refers back and forth to what has been done and how it will connect with future work and how it can be applicable to the individual. Too often, students are forced to make huge intellectual or creative jumps that no adult ever could, or can't identify how they can use what they have just learned. There may be a sense that the lesson is going nowhere as the sense of progression has been lost, or they may forget what they were doing at the start. All of this a very important, but above all, the education system is hopelessly underfunded, there are not enough teachers, who are overworked and underpaid. Both the classes and the schools are usually over-sized and have become institutions in which children are lost rather than thriving communities that form the core of the wider community. They learn to being objects in a machine rather than human beings.

Author SPC Productions ( ago)
nobody gives one m8

Author Heather Toomey ( ago)
I disagreed about specifically teaching about capitalism and yourself, until you proposed that schools also teach elements of good character and self-control, because I worried that teaching only the former two would inadvertently teach students that they are the center of the world and that money is the measure to success. However, I think that, as long as good character is not simply a minor part of the curriculum, it may be able to make up for that. But students must also be educated in developing throughout adulthood. Teaching capitalism may put students in the mindset that their career must be one where they are at the top of the business food chain, and thus they may not be prepared to take on a temporary auxiliary job or to pursue artisan-ship, both of which are critical to human prosperity. This is not a problem, however, if students are required to get an auxiliary or artisan job as part of the curriculum and are taught how to set goals with small steps.
I think that, in addition to teaching money management and providing a means for self-exploration, education should aid in developing critical, independent thought, provide students with a thorough knowledge of their resources and potential courses of action, teach students how to develop a plan for gradual personal development, and teach to understand the importance of further learning. Thus they are taught to teach themselves. I don't think most of the teaching about yourself should be taught in the traditional way. Doing so would suggest that somebody else already knows all the answers, and so its focus on self-discovery would neglect the ideas of self-invention.
I wonder: how would teachers in such a system as you suggested motivate people to pursue life-long formal education? At some point employers must be satisfied with their employees' level of education, or else require or otherwise incline their workers to regularly attend Life School, but how could you convince the employers to demand it? People have not needed further education to be effective money-makers before. Students, also, may dislike the idea of life-long education, simply because they want to, at some point in life, consider themselves qualified to stray off on their own paths. And why not, they may wonder, spend the time that could be spent on class to pursue personal goals instead? And what should be done regarding repeating curriculum in Life School? If material is never repeated, then new students will never hear what old students have, but if curriculum is regularly repeated, then people won't have any reason to keep going.
Thank you for the video. It was thought-provoking.

Author kenny adam ( ago)
Education system aren't well aware with the real achievement of the student
The will that comes from them, the will to be capable is the most important things on this world
Education must overcome the real problem from the child and not running from it
When teacher, parents and other people don't acknowledge them, who else?

Author Emma Leonas ( ago)
they dont want us to be too intelligent.

Author Josh Townsend ( ago)
+theschooloflife what are some short term steps people can take in lieu of the impossible task of complete overnight transformation. I agree that there are great holes in our aged education system, and even that the things discussed on your channel are worthwhile topics of study in the institution of learning, but it cannot be implemented immediately, so what intermediate steps can be taken in that direction?

Author Chris Read ( ago)
No education specialist thinks exams are a good idea yet they're ubiquitous. Blew my mind when I found that out.

Author JapanJohnny2012 ( ago)
As someone who's a teacher, who feels quite damaged by the 'education' that was dished out to me in Manchester's schools (they're run by belligerent ghouls, apparently), I have developed a (roughly) 70/30 dislike of teachers, both as educators and people that persists to this very day. Far too many of them whinge and moan like they're only standing against the man, for the benefit of the kids, when they're in it for themselves and their fat pension, primarily. Also, far too much emphasis is spent telling the kids what to learn, and much more should be spent on how to learn - a subtle but humungously important point, that's never really been addressed.

Author Muhammad Ahmed Ali Baig ( ago)
Teachers should be professional that is why I think online education is a better alternative not only for one country but for whole world. This way people who live in poor countries can have excellent quality of education.

Author Muhammad Ahmed Ali Baig ( ago)
I am sorry to say this and do not want to hurt teachers. But in my personal experience most (98%) of teacher are lost themselves and failure in their lives. They do not have any ability to mentor anyone. I went to school, College and university and
score (3.758 CGPA in university Computer Science) and found out that teacher and Education System does not have the ability to help students in their personal or Career Life.

Author JT Blaze ( ago)
Why do I learn so much pointless shit in school?

I learn a lot of stuff I will never use in my life in every subject. Examples:

Maths: Algebra

English: Poetry + Shakespeare

Art: Just what is the point in teaching me this

Music: See above

Drama: Pointless the same as Art and Music and very embarrassing if your a bad actor like me

Geography: Most of Geography there is a chance I might use but why the fuck do I need to learn about how rivers and mountains were former over millions of years and shit?

Religious Education: God doesn't exist (My opinion) so why do we have to learn about it? Why can't we just believe what we believe?

History: Gotta admit I enjoy history but when will I ever use knowledge of something that happened 500 years ago in my life?

Science: 90% I would say is actually very useful to know

Computer Studies/ICT/Computing: Probaly the most important subject but for some reason it's not a core subject like maths, science and english....

Author magickittenz ( ago)
Thank you for making this video!

Author Kien Nguyen ( ago)
Good luck finding teachers who are qualified for this.

Author NaMe Lucast ( ago)
I'm 22., and shamefully I'm still searching for my ideal career.

Author Why Watch ( ago)
Hey there! Awesome video!! I'm a new youtube for education! I was wondering if you had any pointers or advice for my channel so I can get a good foundation set! Thanks!!

Author Tidbit ( ago)
Although the points made in this video are valid; they do leap over the critical need for children to be given a decent core curriculum! Math, English, History, Philosophy, and the Sciences. More and more I keep hearing a lot of new age bull**** from everyone involved in determining the curriculum. The fact is that learning is difficult and this makes it not very fun. :( FOR CHILDREN! But we as adults must make the decision to put them through a properly rigorous education in the core subjects; this is the only way that every child can be equipped for life when they leave school.

For Example, in western Canada there was a yahoo on the radio the other day, he was a father and would like to see his son taught computer programming in school. Now this sounds very reasonable as Computer Sciences have played a leading role recently; but what wasn't said was what would be removed from the curriculum to make room for this. First off, I took Q Basic in High school, then I took Visual Basic, and neither of these readied me for C++, html, or the rest of the newer programming languages. If you want people to be working in their early 20's then you should teach them Math and Science and the core subjects so that when they go to college they can quickly acquire a skill (like learning to program in a current computer language) and in a few short years go out into the real world and begin working. In other words there are skills and subjects that are fluid, they shift and change as the world changes (architecture for instance)and then there are imperial facts, facts about nature, evolution, chemistry, physics, how to pronounce an R sound, the english language(fluid only over a very long time), the facts of what happened when, and the moral lessons we can learn from history. It is also important to teach kids about being a good person, and having a good work ethic; and furthermore, about life skills like having a budget, how to care for an infant, how to cook, etc. . . which should be taught to all children. But wasting time in grade 9 on auto mechanics is just that, a waste of time! If someone is interested in that field then they can go to college and study it, but in high school we need to teach them about Western philosophy, human rights, and why Hitler was bad and democracy and capitalism are very good.

Furthermore, this nonsense about trying to ask children who have assimilated very little knowledge, and have very little life experience what they would like to do when they grow up is just plain wrong, they have no reference to answer you, all it does is inflate their ego and fills them with self importance. Past generations never had a confidence crisis, so why is every educator now so concerned with flattering these children's egos. The video talks about a focus on the subconscious, this is ridiculous, you are simply projecting your messed up emotional state onto children who are just fine. No one psychoanalyzed me or any other child for the past couple centuries, and we all turned out fine; except those who had major reasons to be messed up, and they wouldn't have been spared anything with a silly, unthought-out, new-age, psycho-babel, nonsense of an education that is proposed in this video.

Education is like a house, the foundation must be laid first, then the walls, and then the roof, and LASTLY the fancy finials and finishes that give it originality.

You wouldn't purchase a new fridge for your yet to be built house; because by the time your house is finished there will be better ones on the market. And so with children we should built a very strong foundation first and then add to it.

Author Jimmy Lo ( ago)
No offense to the teachers, but to teach life, teachers should know the definition of life before teaching it to others.
Most of the people, never mind teachers alone, even the kids parents dont really know what they should focus on or how to guide their children.

More over, examination should be conducted in a way so that pupils grow and learn together instead of competing against one another. On top of that, most kids don't really focus or choose what their amplitude test results tell them, instead most of them follow what their parents want them to do.

If everyone or every educational system allows failure until someone becomes a responsible adult and allow them to choose what they really want to do, I believe the society may receive better professionalism and better work ethics in most fields of work.

Author Fuarian ( ago)
Just how would this transition be?

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