It is no secret that often times, the best way to learn something is by actually doing it. This philosophy, however, is very rarely implemented in the traditional education system. Instead, schools still rely on old-school teaching methods that involve students being made to sit in a classroom for hours on end and listen to lectures delivered by their teachers.
It is worth questioning whether students are actually able to retain and understand the information they are being taught and apply it to real-life problems. In other words, are they actually learning anything that will benefit them in solving real-world problems? The truth is that often, students lose interest less than halfway through the lecture and stop paying any attention.
Education should not be an unrelatable lecture on topics that students cannot recall or implement in their daily lives. Rather, it should be an experience that teaches them how to deal with real-life problems. Moreover, it should provide a platform for individuals to develop their minds to think critically and create solutions to world problems.
Thus, the educational department must make reforms to the system by introducing teaching methods that can help create an educational experience to tackle real-world issues. For example, schools can make use of technology to create simulations of various real-life scenarios, so that students can actually experience the situation firsthand and have the chance to find their own solutions. Other teaching methods can include case studies, real-world discussions, and role-playing activities that allow students to think critically.
By reforming the current schooling system from a passive lecture to an active educational experience, students will become more engaged and willing to open their minds up to knowledge. Moreover, they will be more prepared and fully-equipped to deal with various problems and create solutions when they finally enter the real world.