Thursday, October 30, 2008

regurgitating everything....

Last, Friday, FJ was very upset when she came home from school...reason being that the teacher who marked her civics paper for her year end exams penalized her and marked her answers wrong because it was not word perfect, in other words she had not memorized the answers word for word from her textbook. I wonder what are being taught in schools today.. students are not taught independent thinking but instead are expected to regurgitate everything word for word from the textbooks! I can understand if it was the Moral paper, where one have to memorize the 36 Moral rules, so in other words, does it mean that a person who fails the moral paper is immoral...and one who is able to regurgitate the 36 rules are a very moral person! I wonder....
CK being the protective big brother, he is, is going to accompany FJ to see the teacher who set the questions for the civics paper, and they are going to argue out that FJ should at least get a few marks for getting the answers correct even though it is not in the prescribed format as in the text books.
...regurgitating everything continues ..once i get the latest report from CK and FJ when they returns from school today.

3 comments:

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Being and individual and being able to think doesn't seem to have a place in the education systems of today, and this doesn't only apply to Malaysia.

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Libra Me said...

Agree on all counts! I think I am a terrible influence on my four children because they all seem to take my example and advice and think as individuals...even when they disagree with me. Why should school be any different. How profound!?

Everyday Housewife said...

Agree that children should be encouraged to think as individuals but then when children act and think as individuals, it may irritates the elders and esp many teachers who do not like to have their instructions questioned by someone who is way younger than them. We, Chinese, has a saying, "I eat salt more than you has eaten rice in your lifetime"