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    And why?
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    I finished school many, many years ago now. :p:

    I disagree with the current schooling system completely. In my ideal world, all ages would study together at the level suitable to them (rather than having set year groups), including children and adults working together. All formal education would be optional, you'd be able to choose your own qualifications, and there'd be a wider variety of courses and methods.
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    I'm Pro-Education. I love learning.
    I think school is dreadful though, there were good moments and a few nice people to make it bearable though.
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    For, but not in it's current format. Everything's so geared towards exams and targets, and a lot of people just aren't ready for them when the government says they should be. You should be able to learn at your own pace, studying the things that you want to be doing; although I tend to contradict that a bit, when I say that people shouldn't have to make massive decisions at 14 about what you study at GCSE, and I think a French style Baccalaureat qualification would be better.
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    Pro-School, although I am not for the current change in the NI school system however. I feel academic selection worked....
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    erm, pro obviously.
    Exams are too easy though, they should be made significantly more difficult at all levels.
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    Ah yeah. I hate skool. Teechers always givn' me homework cuz they're oold nd borin! Y cant we jus play XbOx all day??!?!
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    the national curriculum is pants. nobody cares about algebra or trigonometry. :yes: they should teach things of pertinence to everyday life.
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    Pro school, everyone could do with some form of education but they should make them more prisons like to terrors under control.
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    (Original post by cpj1987)
    I finished school many, many years ago now. :p:

    I disagree with the current schooling system completely. In my ideal world, all ages would study together at the level suitable to them (rather than having set year groups), including children and adults working together. All formal education would be optional, you'd be able to choose your own qualifications, and there'd be a wider variety of courses and methods.
    please keep me out of your ideal world

    pro, i loved school, shame about the other pupils though...
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    (Original post by cpj1987)
    I finished school many, many years ago now. :p:

    I disagree with the current schooling system completely. In my ideal world, all ages would study together at the level suitable to them (rather than having set year groups), including children and adults working together. All formal education would be optional, you'd be able to choose your own qualifications, and there'd be a wider variety of courses and methods.
    what is this nonsense you speak of? i say bring back the cane. it would be weird having different age groups working together though, think of the non working side to it, its just crazy to imagine. a 15 year old learning with a 5 year old, i think that 5 year old would get eaten. alive.
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    I loved school and I really miss it now! Lessons were kinda boring and stuff but it was really good having everyone in the same place and you could hang out everyday without having to arrange stuff.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    the national curriculum is pants. nobody cares about algebra or trigonometry. :yes: they should teach things of pertinence to everyday life.
    wrong.



    Why would anyone be anti-school? Children need to go to school to learn. They can't sit around all day watching TV, eating crisps.
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    I know someone who went to a school where kids of all ages are in classes together being taught at their own level ... or something like that. Can't remember what type of school that is though.

    Pro I suppose. The current system worked for me, but for some the learning at your own pace thing would be a really good idea, for example my dyslexic sister.
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    (Original post by Terry Acky)
    what is this nonsense you speak of? i say bring back the cane. it would be weird having different age groups working together though, think of the non working side to it, its just crazy to imagine. a 15 year old learning with a 5 year old, i think that 5 year old would get eaten. alive.
    I think it'd teach younger children some maturity, and believe all ages could learn well from one another, personally.
    I'm not saying five year olds would behave in a totally adult manner, but they could be much more mature socialising with adults; and similarly the less-than-responsible adults might take a different approach to their own behaviour when there are young people in the room; a more protective instinct may kick in. Saying that, such a situation would of course rely on there being people of adult age looking for the same level of education as a five year old - quite a dramatic age gap, really.
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    (Original post by cpj1987)
    I think it'd teach younger children some maturity, and believe all ages could learn well from one another, personally.
    I'm not saying five year olds would behave in a totally adult manner, but they could be much more mature socialising with adults; and similarly the less-than-responsible adults might take a different approach to their own behaviour when there are young people in the room; a more protective instinct may kick in. Saying that, such a situation would of course rely on there being people of adult age looking for the same level of education as a five year old - quite a dramatic age gap, really.
    yeah i know what you mean, just wanted to pick your brain.
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    (Original post by Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.)
    wrong.



    Why would anyone be anti-school? Children need to go to school to learn. They can't sit around all day watching TV, eating crisps.
    I'm pro-education but anti the 'put-them-all-in-one-place-and-treat-them-like-cattle' approach.

    I hated school but I loved learning.
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    (Original post by impervious)
    Pro-School, although I am not for the current change in the NI school system however. I feel academic selection worked....
    Agreed. What is wrong with the politicians?
    Academic selection is clearly the best way for education to work.:yes:
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    (Original post by Terry Acky)
    yeah i know what you mean, just wanted to pick your brain.
    Hehe, fair enough. :p:
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    (Original post by somethingbeautiful)
    I'm pro-education but anti the 'put-them-all-in-one-place-and-treat-them-like-cattle' approach.

    I hated school but I loved learning.
    I guess I was thinking about education, not the actual place of school...if that makes sense (probably doesn't :p: ) Now I get where everyone's coming from.
 
 
 
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