EUROPEAN YOUTH IDEAS

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The future of education: Which competences do we need in the future?

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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What do you think?

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Aleksis Jočs
10 October 2019

Introducing a system where students can choose the subjects that they enjoy and are keen on studying further without the added stress of side subjects that they do not enjoy learning could be a way that opens up a new perspective on studying, as it wouldnt make students lose focus on things they are actually good at.

Dāvis
10 October 2019

In my country, I would like to have school complexes. In these schools there would be a music school, a sports school and an art school.This is necessary, because a lot of students live far away from school and they have to wait multiple hours for their practices, so for them it's harder to combine school with their hobbies.

Dāvis
10 October 2019

These days everything is modernized and developed and I want the same to happen with education.When the 7th grade starts it would be required for students to study all the exam subjects and foreign languages, but all the other subjects student would choose by himself.This would motivate students to come to school and have a better vibe in school, because they would learn what they want to learn.

Nikolass
10 October 2019

Modern education is designed for the average person. That means today's education system is perfectly designed for no one, because nobody is an average person. I feel like schools should give more homework that's associated with their future career and less homework in subjects that don't matter. Another thing that I personally think would make schools better, is preparing students for the future; what I mean by that is teaching them how to apply for a job or do taxes.

Varis
10 October 2019

Exams need to change completely.
Many argue that exams are now designed in such a way, that students cram their materials, and forget the next day. Exams might not validly measure what students are capable of when they enter their first job. The factual knowledge of a student should be measured during their learning process, the application of their knowledge is best tested when they work on projects in the field.

Aleksis Jočs
10 October 2019

Adding a subject that teaches traffic laws starting with bicycles, then at a later age mopeds, and finally cars.
Students have driven to and from school for a very long time now, adding these subjects into the school system will only increase the rate at which people get a drivers licence for their selected vehicle as it would include practical experience from driving/cycling to and from school.

Aleksis Jočs
10 October 2019

Instead of teaching students all the general information about a certain subject, teach how and where it can be useful in everyday life situations.
More interest and necessity to learn the subject.

Luīze
09 October 2019

You have to be prudent first of all. Being prudent means that you have also the attitude towards things, your own opinion, and values.

Luīze
09 October 2019

Making decisions and intelligence. Not every countries right decision in their situation can also be the right decision for your country. It depends on how the education system is set up and school climate in your country.

Luīze
09 October 2019

Communication and influence are very important competences because people need to know how to communicate effectively, reach consensus quickly and how to get heard in crowd.

Krišjānis
08 October 2019

Schools should introduce a new system that focuses more on pupil creativity and teamwork, as many professions will be replaced by automated machines in the future, hence why the main focus should be directed at things that these automated machines cannot do.

Krišjānis
08 October 2019

In schools, instead of complex tasks, pupils should be given problems that they face daily and it's through these problems, they'll understand the matter of the subject.

Krišjānis
08 October 2019

School lessons should be combined, creating a nine-grade system of intermediate subjects. However, for high school (grades 9-12), courses should be created which would teach a small fundamental portion of university or technical subjects.

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