Final Exams U.S.A Evaluation

Why do we rely on outdated learning methods?
Why do we rely on outdated learning methods?

 

Although this is an already over-discussed topic, it is still a pressing matter.

Here is my thought on the current education and evaluation system in U.S.A

U.S still relies on outdated teaching throughout high-school and college, formatted to fit not the current global changes but someone who is growing up in the 50’s. Furthermore “exams” are still developed in order to evaluate whether one is prepared to identify and remember current material instead of evaluating whether one is prepared to apply what he/she learned.

Moreover, teaching focuses on our short-memory.

Example: In math, we have to memorize formulas, and in most cases, if we do the exercise becomes simple enough that all we do is pull out our calculators and plug in numbers. We do not need to understand the formula, just memorize it.

Creativity is discouraged and innovation not part of the curriculum.

Analytic skills have little or no value.

Calculators are more important than brains.

Computers are used in every profession, but, because teaching is focused on memory, they are not allowed in exams nor are they used in effective teaching.

Classroom learning is not targeted to students but to curriculum which makes classes unbearable for a new generation that values the self and constant reinventing.

As an international student, English is not my first language. Currently doing an M.B.A in U.S. I have been exposed to different teaching methods and school systems. Here, individuals will still excel as long as they are driven from an young age and also study and improve outside of the classroom. So here are a few questions:

What about those who need guidance from a young age?

Why does the school system punishes for life someone who does not know how to value an education in his teenage years?

Why are G.P.A’s worth more than individuals?

I will keep this short and end it here, but I want to hear from YOU, what is your thought on the current school system in U.S? Do you want to hear more of this “issue”? Do you disagree or agree with my thoughts? and why?

At the end of the day…

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Final Exams U.S.A Evaluation

12 thoughts on “Final Exams U.S.A Evaluation

  1. i agree 100%!! It is rediculous that our education system has not evolved – please watch “waiting for superman”. The sick thing is we take quizzes in college to learn HOW and take PERSONALITY test – BUT that needs to be discovered MUCH sooner! And implemented

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  2. I will admit I was reluctant to read your blog because of the name. I was worried it would be one of those angry overly opinionated blogs I don’t really enjoy. But, you “liked” a comment I posted and I thought what the hell. Your “grind my gears” quotes from Peter Griffin was actually a more accurate account of what you write. And so far I couldn’t agree more.

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      1. Well a name can be a very personal thing. I personally love the word hate, I even wrote a blog post about that very word. The way it is in the title, to me, sounds kinda harsh. But that might just be me. 🙂

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  3. It’s interesting. I’m not from the states but education is something that I like to think about every now and then. there’s a great ted talk on ‘how school kills creativity’. You should check it out!

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      1. I’m from Ireland… so it’s strange. Quite a strong education system, but yet it still has such strong remnants of the catholic church from when it ruled with an iron fist. Then again it was barely a generation ago, so that might explain it!

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  4. I’m not an American so I don’t really get to comment, except I think some of the methods you described are basically true here as well, and it’s become apparent we’re failing to truly prepare students for “life.” Schools are institutions and they grind away the individual.

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    1. Of course you get to comment! The purpose is to integrate different thoughts on how to work for a better school system and/or analyze issues that are happening! The school system is flawd not only here but in any culture that refuses to stay up to date with technological and cultural changes

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  5. There are many people who are trying to improve the U.S. educational system. They just disagree on how best to accomplish that without actually spending more money. Common Core is one such attempt. It’s goals are lofty and exactly those you sited in your post. Common Core attempts to focus on the development of analytical skills, reasoning and understanding, rather than memorization. However, the implementation has been chaotic. I have high hopes for Common Core, but it can’t work if everyone fights it.

    OK–I’ll get off my soap-box, now 🙂

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