How do we set up a fair and effective system of electives? (principles…
How do we set up a fair and effective system of electives?
teachers should develop a clear structure of their curriculum, especially the consistency of the lessons.
evaluate whether schools offer electives based on students' interests.
should relate to academic focus
should relate to interests
should be relate to possible future field
should focus on developing students' automony
should be diverse
should be valuable
should increase the participation of the students
Should develop each students' strength (No Child Left Behind)
should offer the same amount of time for each elective. (fair)
lack of budget
won't employ professional experts
overlap with other requirements
doesn't have a mature system of the electives
choose the elective not based on students' will
too many departments to choose, but tests only focus on main subjects
students won't choose electives which are not main subjects
courses are loose in structure and lack internal consistency
Definition of the electives
offer colleges and universities evidence to know your abilities and interests.
to show students' personalities and interests
to assist students in developing new hobbies, interests, or a career.
not specifically part of graduation requirements
to offer students more choices
learn by the internet
learn and figure what they want for their future
each elective class consist only 15 to 20/25 students
depth and seriousness
make the curriculum more flexible
turn students' clubs into electives
focusing on current topics can encourage ongoing interests
explore their own interests
can make their own decisions confidently
increase students' knowledge
develop skills that students want to have
in Chinese education, interdisciplinary academic training is still at a low level.
in the past, we just want to replicate
in U.S, as the secondary and higher education was booming, they faced the needs of different skills.