Task2 - Education >> Social Versus Classroom Learning

"Social Versus Classroom Learning"

Some people think that children should be encouraged to travel more while at school to broaden their experience. Others think that not enough time is spent in the classroom learning the basics of a good education.

Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

Education is a necessary aspect of society which attracts the government to invest a lot in it. For a long time, learning has been the best way to succeed and enhance skills; people have many methods to gain knowledge, not only at school, but also in real life. In many countries around the world, especially countries which have developed education systems, people focus more on practice than theory. Some people argue that studying at school which provides enough knowledge for students but the opponents think that children should go out to explore their reality. I can see both sides of this issue. To my mind, school and real life are essential and students ought to integrate both of them to get a good overall mindset of the world.

School is the first place which helps people to build solid foundations for their lives. Indeed, if children participate in school, they will get directions from teachers to gain knowledge by efficient methods. Schools have an established curriculum and teachers will provide reasonable lessons for pupils every day. Although the environment in school is limited in a small scale, students are protected and avoided bad lifestyles such as violence, smoking and drinking beer or alcohol. Besides that, schools positively educate the character, ethics and behavior of children. Hence, their parents do not worry about them too much. Furthermore, joining in in school helps to save time and money because students do not need to select vital and accurate information among the huge sources.

Conversely, children ought to have longer summer vacations to travel or get a part time job which helps them to improve fundamental skills. They possibility adapt to a university environment later and prepare well for the careers in the future. For instance, if students get a temporary job on their holiday, they will deal with real and challenge situations at work place. The knock-on effects from this are enhancing flexible abilities, maturity and self-confidence. In addition, learning more about different cultures and values as part of the concept of travel expands the mind. In fact, traveling broadens the mind for younger people who are willing to remain open, accepting of change and cultural differences. Lastly, finding it easier to understand and interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures when studying experience, because the environment is more fascinating and comfortable.

To sum up, the government should provide some policies to improve the education system and balance between theories and life skills which are very significant because these will influence the whole of the rest of their lives. While there are strong arguments on both sides of the case, in my perspective, I prefer exploring real life which equips essential skills in life than only attending institution.

Comment from ITP

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