The Importance Of Education In Education

933 WordsJul 13, 20174 Pages
Education needs to embrace Project Based Learning for the future The educational obstacles faced by high school students today are vast and varied. The ancient structure of education in this country has not changed in over a century and by no means reflects the nature of the work environment that high school students will face. Mechanization, globalization, technology and collaboration are the future, yet the high school students of today are trained in the same fashion as those at the turn of the century when they were preparing for factory work. Today’s students are tomorrows’ innovators and problem solvers and thus need to be educated in a manner that will allow them to take on these roles. In order for today’s high school students to…show more content…
This is far from applicable to current time and the future. Schools must adopt ways in which to incorporate technology. The world is in the palm of the hand of each student and all information is just a ‘google’ search and a click away, but what to do with that information is sorely missing. When the answer to a question is accessible and quickly attainable, there must be a different measure of learning and skills acquisition. The simple standardized tests of today can cause even the most ardent students to take cheating shortcuts after recognizing that this mundane information is of little use and easily obtained by even the laziest of their colleagues. I have cheated on such tests in order to allocate more time to thought provoking assignments. The incorporation of technology in the form on online assessments by the educational system missed the mark. Technology needs to be incorporated into student research and presentation of results, not simply the new form of paper on which a summative assessment is taken. Project based learning allows students to take newly garnered information and apply it real life problems in a collaborative fashion, producing a unique product that can be shared. True application of fact based knowledge can only be earnestly assessed by this measure. Along with new means of assessing knowledge, collaboration within education must be embraced. In the real-world no substantial
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