A better education system is needed, which would ensure the comprehensive development of students and prepare them for solving real-world problems. One idea that could improve education is project-based learning, which implies that students should be engaged in completing projects based on real-world problems instead of simply memorizing information from their textbooks (Edutopia, 2005). This approach seems congruent with the course material because it supplies students with practical knowledge and skills, which will help them successfully function in the workplace and their personal lives. Another idea is cooperative learning, meaning that students are encouraged to work in groups (Edutopia, 2012). The ability to work in a team is an essential soft skill in the contemporary work environment, so teaching students to collaborate and engage in collective decision-making will Improve their employability in the future. One more useful idea is a comprehensive assessment, which implies that students should be assessed in terms of their strengths and weaknesses, and the evaluation should not be limited to test scores (Edutopia, 2005). This is important because school education should not be reduced to test preparation but should provide students with memorable and applicable knowledge.
All three ideas are applicable to my workplace, which is a diverse high-school community. The goal of my organization is to implement and enhance academic performance through increasing reading, writing, math, and computer literacy proficiency and to inspire and prepare students for a competitive global community. In this environment, project-based learning would help the organization to increase students’ proficiency in all the essential subjects. Cooperative learning is applicable to the diverse school community because it would help students manage interpersonal differences and prepare them to work in a global environment. Finally, a comprehensive assessment aligns with the organization’s goal of inspiring students and increasing their proficiency. So, it could be used to ensure that education is not reduced to drilling students for tests but provides them with knowledge and skills relevant to real-world circumstances.
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