Wednesday, July 25, 2012
BELIZE EDUCATIONAL CHANGES NEEDED TO CREATE ENTREPRENEURIAL JOB EMPLOYMENT FOR THE EDUCATED
In a sense what the unknown SENATOR says, is true, but he has a wrong view in my opinion, because he is not defining the problem properly. It is not providing JOBS that is the function of government, but providing the EDUCATION for creation of jobs by the PRIVATE SECTOR.
What is happening in our education system, from high school, up through University, is that students are for the most part getting a European CLASSICAL EDUCATION. Among which, the Science, PHYSICS, and other problem solving skills are supposed to teach students to handle their own problems when they graduate. That this does not occur, is a function, or lack of function of the Educational System.
Students are taught academically, on pencil and paper to do many different roles of THINKING, and PROBLEM SOLVING in all manner of academically classified. They graduate, so one has to suppose they have the problem solving skills, using pencil and paper, or by internet research. WHAT , IN MY VIEW; IS PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE, as a part and parcel, or facet, of APPLIED MECHANICAL PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS as routinely part of their education.
They lack real world, hands on translation of academic paper and pencil problem solving, using real materials, to make real products.
In Belize, we need ENTREPRENEURS. An entrepreneur is a self guided, problem solving person. The education system needs a lot of practical, invent and make stuff challenges. Hands on stuff. How many students in our higher education system, have competed in school contests, in making ANYTHING? The closest I've seen are science poster projects done mostly by primary, and high school students, on food crops and weather stuff.
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