Josephine G. Sumilang
According to Sir Ken Robinson, public education on every side of the world is reforming due to economic and cultural reasons. I definitely agree with what is on his mind. I am highly convinced that education should promote creative thinking and prioritize the capability of the students not only academically but also in other field.
Here in our country, I can clearly see the difference of the education system today compare to the old system. My nieces are now under the K-12 program. I have seen that their subjects are quite different from ours when I was about their age. There are cases when their mother is the one who’s making their homework because some of the subjects are very advance and also hard to be understood by them. Although it is challenging, I think the program is great because it has a lot of good objectives for the Filipino people. Maybe one of the reasons is to produce excellent citizens in the future for them to find great opportunities here and abroad. K-12 program is okay but if you’ll look at it in a different angle you can see that it is quite complicated.
In the video presentation, it is also mentioned that having a degree is much better. I think Sir Robinson and I have something the same in our mind. Having a degree is not a guarantee of having a bright future. People wanted to have education that would at least get their foot in the door and would afford them more options for employment. I think there is more than just having a college degree. It is about experience and motivation for pursuing the job you want to have. Having a college degree can give someone a particular discipline along with a record that employers can look upon. Nowadays, other people who haven’t graduated in college can be successful also depending on their own way of doing things. Some people believe that they don’t need to spend a bunch of money in getting an education.
Sir Ken Robinson also stated that there are two types of...