EUROPEAN YOUTH IDEAS

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Future of education: What’s worth learning in school?

Chances are you felt ill-equipped for adult life after leaving school - to no fault of your own! As society changes quickly, educational systems are slower to catch on.

 

How can we reform educational systems to empower students to develop skills, values and attitudes needed to succeed in life?

What kind of education would make young people feel like they could take on the challenge of shaping their societies?

What are the skills students most need to learn?

 

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Adam Szekely
14 October 2019

The Problem:

Youth population is hard to find proper job for their skills after University years. In some cases talents of various topics remain unknown for a lifetime which is a big loss for the economical growth.

Everyone is the best on something and soft-skills (like leadership, team management, etc.) could also play a big role in professional life.

The Solution:

We have to introduce the Greek Life to our Universities.

This means privately financed (through gifts and offerings) student/alumni clubs (fraternities & sororities) under the autonomy of the Univerities to spend free time on. Often organized around mythical symbolism and using greek letters to identify themselves, like Chi Omega.

For the stundents it is an exciting journey, social game and place to grow network and get lifetime friends. The bests possibly get offered before the end of their studies.

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After a while (as they evolve, appear/disappear) club-specific traditions will group different psychological archetypes together, regardless the exact studies.

For companies/networks it is the best place to map talents before they entering professional field and getting the very bests with little effort.

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Advantages:

- Smooth transition to professional field
- Better talent selection
- Place to improve social and soft-skills
- Grow network
- Strong bounds (can be translated into economical growth)

Disadvantages:

- In some rare cases clubs can go wild (must be ruled & administrated)

Additional information:

- At Dartmouth College ~78% of the students are involved to Greek Life

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Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmouth_College_Greek_organizations
Reference: Animal House (1978)

SCHER
15 July 2019

En France, la différence entre les formations professionnelles et les formations générales est bien trop grande. Comment arriver à faire que toutes les formations soient considérées de la même importance.
Bien souvent les jeunes n'osent pas s'engager ou sont dissuadé(e)s de prendre une formation par la voie professionnelle. inventer une autre façon de présenter les différentes façons d'arriver à une formation diplômante...
Un autre problème est important pour les jeunes : le décrochage scolaire ! Comment ne pas s'engager dans cette voie ? comment en sortir ? comment rattraper une formation ? comment ne pas culpabiliser et ne pas se dire que tout est fini ?

Mahi
07 August 2019

Education is a really important subject and should be easy for everyone! It would be really nice if all the European countries have the same education system. For instance, the way people get in the universities ought to be the same in every country. Like this nothing will be unfair.

Teodora Zheleva
07 August 2019

Are the Humanity's science going to die?
There are many reasons from different nature-as related to science itself, the outflow of humanities is related to turning them into a factories that are aging very fast and not interesting to the young people; as well as the futility of humanitarian values ​​in today's material society.

Several issues emerge in the foreground:

What qualities and competencies should the "young teacher" of history and civilization possess? - Is the theoretical and practical preparation at the university sufficient enough for the young Historian-pedagogues to be qualified and adequate to the complex circumstances? - What motivates a teacher and what are the challenges facing the successful realization in the field of education?

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