I Didn 't Learn From This System

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The majority of my time in school was spent on busywork and note-taking for tests. There was very little room for exploration or the research into the details of various topics that caught my attention. Everything was always simple and straightforward: this is what you need to know because this is what will be on the tests and scoring well on the test is how you pass. I didn’t learn much from this system. In fact, almost all of that information was completely forgotten by the time the next year rolled around.
There were some exceptions, however, most notably my high school biology class. My biology teacher went above and beyond to teach us that biology is fundamental to our daily lives and encouraged us to examine the various ways in
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He then explains that while the US department of education has taken steps to include global knowledge in its curriculum, many schools are underprepared to teach it given the current set up of our education system, with standardized testing and traditional achievement consuming too much of the student’s time to allow for broader thinking. He then addresses the ideals that should be cultivated in our classrooms and introduces the program World Savvy. He explains what it is, how it has been largely successful, and some of the ways in which teachers are using it in their lesson planning. He concludes the article by including quotes from a couple of the founders of World Savvy, who argues that our “aversion to complexity in our education system” is a hurtle that we must overcome and that “the condition we live in is fundamentally global”. Bornstein grips his reader’s attention right of the bat by informing them of results of a survey conducted by National Geographic that tested the global literacy of college students in America, and then included the survey for his readers to test themselves. He reveals that less than 30 percent passed this short quiz, a troubling number, and even more alarming if the reader reaches the end of the article and discovers that they, like myself, barely passed or even failed. This draws in his audience, which, given that
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