So most of them doesn’t even know how apply what they have learned.
In Today’s computing and artificial intelligence revolution, intellectual skills are more important than knowing facts. So students should learn the basic building blocks for solving problems.
Education system should not evaluate students for correctness answer, but their ability to think.
Measure the quantity of ideas they can come up with rather than perfectness of ideas.
The fundamental skill I wanted to teach is the skill of deeply studying the subject, identifying the patterns and creating generic theory that can be applied boarder problems. If students learn this essential skill, they can use it in any field.
We should teach kids to make mistakes and correct them.
Another important skill I wanted to teach was to make mistakes and learn to correct them.
For e.g in the calendar project I know that the pattern will break for leap year.
It’s goal is to teach facts to create factory workers who can follow the instructions.
Unfortunately to get the good grades, many students simply memorize the facts.