Although education is one of the most important social institutions, it is also one of the most important elements that contribute to the development of societies. Education, which has a complementary quality to the development of individuals, also reflects the importance that society attaches to education in parallel with the development levels of societies. All about you need know about Modern Education Approach...
Today, the understanding of education is gradually keeping up with the times and the traditional understanding of education is turning into a more modern understanding. The differences between the traditional understanding of education and today’s modern education approach are given below.
When traditional education is mentioned, the eight-year education model usually comes to mind. In fact, it is an understanding of education that was previously accepted as a five-year education. However, today’s modern understanding does not limit it to a certain time, but lifelong education continues. The individual is open to continuous learning and shows improvement both in business life and in social relations. The individual not only receives academic knowledge, but now benefits from the opportunities of education in cognitive, social, emotional and many aspects with contemporary education.
Individuals realize learning limited to the information given by the teacher in the traditional understanding of education. However, in the modern understanding of education, a more permanent learning is at the forefront, such as how the individual learns, how to deal with the problem, and how the student will be active in learning. It is not about what to teach, but how to teach.
While the teacher’s authority is dominant in the classroom according to the traditional understanding, there is a more democratic environment in the contemporary education model.
While there is progress and accumulation in the contemporary education approach in the learning process, there is a more stable and sharp understanding in the traditional education model. While individuals focus on answers, there are explanations based on reason and logic by questioning in the contemporary education model.
While the silent, calm and obedient student model is emphasized in the traditional education approach, the contemporary education approach aims to raise individuals with high self-confidence, questioning and researching.
What is the Purpose of Modern Education?
The aim of modern education basically aims to create a healthier individualization and socialization process. In the process of socialization, the individual accepts the norms and values of the place where he lives, while at the same time moving away from irrational and outdated value judgments. At the same time, it also provides personal development, revealing its own social potential as well as academic equipment.
Modern Education Approach: Student Personality Services
At the same time, the service areas offered to the students in the modern education approach; health services, social assistance, guidance services, social and cultural activities, special education and special training, registration are considered as admission. In health services, it covers all services starting from the health checks of the individual, to informing, taking precautions and following up. Social assistance is; The aim is to provide the students with the knowledge and skills that will facilitate them to find a job, to help those in need of economic support, to meet their transportation and nutrition needs. Guidance services are; provides services for getting to know the individual, getting information and all PDR programs for the person.
Special education and special training; carries out studies that increase the success of the individual in the academic field. It offers support programs to students with low achievement status. If the registration is accepted; It ensures that the student is registered in other educational fields as well as in the course.
Social and cultural services, on the other hand, provide opportunities for the individual to develop himself in line with his interests and abilities.
Author: Betsy Butler
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