Education is not about learning anymore
Based on my own education, the current education settings focuses on passing, “making the grade,” and “levelling up” as indicators of success. Learning in school has lost its appeal to students. The purpose of a college education now seems to be a simple prerequisite for a stable job and income.
It’s a rat race
I feel like most kids are so worried about getting a good grade but aren’t as worried about if they’re actually learning the material for the long run. From experience, I have done anything to get a passing grade and didn’t worry about if I would even remember any of the material in a couple of weeks.
It depends on how you define learning. If you decide that it is “teaching students new information,” then sure, it can be said that school is about learning”. But if you define it as “teaching students valuable life skills and information that will be useful in their jobs, careers and daily life” then no, it is not.
A student may have done well in school with their standardized tests but, the school never teaches them the necessary things they will need to know in life. They learn how to take tests. They’re told to be themselves and be unique but, are TAUGHT to be “standard”.
“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.” – Sandara Carey
Consistently low scores lessen overall motivation, creating the impression on the student that they are not smart, not hard-working and incapable of performing as well as their peers, according to the study.
Good grades should not be viewed as the foundation for a successful future. Rather, students should acknowledge the challenges they faced during college and recognize the valuable lessons they learned by facing those challenges.
Improving self should be the ultimate goal of college and life.