It's quite frustrating. I was just thinking about some of the subjects I take (psychology and sociology) and about how not enough content in them is actually geared towards the subject.
What I mean is, In psychology for example, we arent really taught psychological knowledge, but more about past studies. Rather than lessons on how the brain works etc its more what Bandura did in 1992 or what Freud said 20 years ago. By the time your revising and doing past papers you realise that only about 30% of this is psychology! I'm here learning argument skills. (Obviously I understand the importance of argument skills, but not in a psychology classroom)
Does anyone else feelthis way?
I also feel in the UK that we are over-examined and under-taught. What I mean is that everthing is geared towards syllabus content. grrr! I had a French teacher admit to me that there were two students who got A*'s at French GCSE and she doubted that they would even be able to have a conversation in French in their lives. Why? because they had memorised past papers!
... and the ones that won't