What new subject do you think should be taught at school?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by redyelruc, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. redyelruc

    redyelruc The Yard Man

    And what current subject do you think should be dropped from the curriculum?
     
  2. CaptainLS

    CaptainLS Banned

    Trade knife fighting for History
     
  3. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Members

    stop teaching history and start teaching the future..... how today is the only way to make tomorrow better
     
  4. Dave_techie

    Dave_techie I call Sheniangans

    heuristic math > holistic math
     
  5. Dave_techie

    Dave_techie I call Sheniangans

    or, competently taught history, in context of how it affects us today

    right now it's just taught as a list of holistic events, so few people are teaching how the path we have walked affects us today, and will affect us

    an unwillingness to learn true history is a willingness to forget the perspectives of other

    honestly, all teaching should be heuristic.
     
  6. RandomOne

    RandomOne Member

    I think seniors in high school need a class with a title like "Public Responsibility." It would teach things like environmentalism, population control (2 kids per person), common courtesy in business and personal relationships, why it is important to pay taxes, why stealing is wrong etc.

    Replace senior english comp with that. Everyone is fluent enough without a 12th year of english.

    They could also discuss controversial topics facing the world, abortion, the war, gay rights, etc. Someone who has finished high school should be able to hold a conversation about current events. They need to be ready to become a productive member of society.
     
  7. Dave_techie

    Dave_techie I call Sheniangans

    go to walmart, and ask fifteen people what a preposition is

    and tell me people are familiar with english.
     
  8. RandomOne

    RandomOne Member

    I don't know what a preposition is, but my english is quite fluent, thank you.
     
  9. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    they asked us this question when i was in high school. i said teach ebonics, but they didn't take me seriously... :confused:

    as far as a class to take out, i'm pretty sure we can get by without home ec (i know they don't call it that anymore, but they still have it).

    hell, he can save himself the trouble and just read a couple threads on here...

    as a matter of fact, he proved your point in the post after the one quoted...
     
  10. Jimmy P

    Jimmy P bastion of awesomeness

    People skills, common courtesy. Physiology/anatomy/nutrition. People are fat, unhealthy, mean and rude these days.

    I can't think of any subjects that need to be dropped. The ones I can remember are the ones I liked, and I wouldn't want any of them to be dropped, but there is no doubt the population at large needs to learn how to take care of their bodies and their fellow people.
     
  11. Dave_techie

    Dave_techie I call Sheniangans

    lol, no you aren't.
     
  12. Jimmy P

    Jimmy P bastion of awesomeness

    Arguing grammar and semantics is a clear sign of greatness.

    Again, people skills.
     
  13. Dave_techie

    Dave_techie I call Sheniangans

    you're funny.
     
  14. zilla939

    zilla939 Thought Police Lifetime Supporter

    sociology and anthropology.
     
  15. Dave_techie

    Dave_techie I call Sheniangans

    basic heuristic learning schools really need to be taught early on.
     
  16. shadowmya

    shadowmya Confused

    I think they should bring back multicultural ed and ap psychology then take away the required government and economics courses for seniors.
     
  17. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot truth

    Wilderness survival skills. Could come in handy in the next decade.
     
  18. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy Senior Member

    Also organic gardening.
     
  19. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    No subject should be dropped, but more skill-based classes should be introduced. People should be able to fix stuff in their house, know how to plant a garden, have basic mechanical skills, more general financial knowledge, and so on.
     
  20. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    I think Algebra and any math that goes beyond basic know-how-to-count should be dropped because absolutely pointless and there are better subjects to exercise the mind.

    I think Philosophy should be added - and from the youngest age - adapted to your level.
     

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