Changing Paradigms (Enlightenment Intelligence (Academic Ability…
Intelligent with Deductive Reasoning
Non Academic Ability
Rise of ADHD
'We are getting our children through education by anaesethitising them'
'Wake them up to what's inside them!'
Education System Modeled out of interests of Industrialization
Factory Line School System
'Change the Paradigm!'
We all have capacity
Go beyond vocational/ abstract/ theoretical that's a myth!
Go Beyond 'Academic' and 'Non Academic'
Think differently about human capacity
Collaborations is the stuff of growth
Separation creates disjunction
The Culture of the Institution needs to change
My own experience with factory model schooling greatly made me feel that my intelligence was alternative or different, because I did not excel at playing 'the classroom game', and I was very shy and artistic.
As I got older, I learned to adapt into the system, thus I was enculturated, and left my uniqueness at home.
I felt jealous of the kids who got to go to places like OCEA, where they emphasized artistic ability. My school cared about sports, so there I was trying out for the volleyball team.
I found ways to allow for my strong suits to shine, by taking classes like AP Photography, and doing photoshoots with friends outside of school. But it was miserable getting through Chemistry feeling like I was the only one who just didn't get it.
All I wish is to provide my students a space where they can be brave, feel comfortable enough to try new things, or hone skills they know they are already great at.
As an educator, it is vital to hold onto the idea that you are part of an institution, and that you can challenge some of the things if you feel your students would benefit more from divergent instruction or curriculum.
Although one educator may not be able to change the paradigm of an enlightenment and industrially influenced education system, you can start by challenging that paradigm through the learning opportunities you give your students.
Children should be given wings to fly, not clipped prematurely and told they must be a certain way. Educators jobs are to harness content and pedagogy to offer an educational experience that fosters the intellectual growth of young minds, without stifling unique abilities and intellects out of a fear of the unknown and a need to control and conform.
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