Education: A Self-learning Approach
As the large majority of the population, we have all been the product of an educational system, whether we are from a third world country or a developed nation.
As the large majority of the population, we have all been the product of an educational system, whether we are from a third world country or a developed nation. We have all been privy to the universal teaching methods employed and reinforced during those critical years of development, that resulted in successes and failures throughout decades and decades. Lately this circle has been narrowing down leaning more towards the insufficiency of “formal” education as education itself became a widespread norm.
In fact, the educational system started as a pure system of conformity established in the 19 centuries amidst the industrial revolution in order to prepare beforehand the working masses for the job market, back then it was aimed at future factory workers or miner. As capitalism evolved and branched out of the pure industrial field, bureaucracy and service workers were at high demand. We are hitting the core of the article now, the talk around town is that school is overrated, that investing time and money into a degree that will eventually serve as a mere bullet point in a rather blank resume will set an entire generation backwards. The upcoming generations emerging in underdeveloped countries aren’t ready to risk the prospect of a stable and comforting life and venture out into the unknown. Which is precisely what the west is advocating for, meaning encouraging youth to fend for themselves and carve their own path in their professional life regardless of their degrees. This new uprise of university graduates and high school dropouts deem it far more PRACTICAL and rewarding to adapt to the new wave of impossible requirements for fresh alumnae by taking a chance on startups, starting their own small businesses, working odd jobs which don’t subscribe to their education and making ends meet, freelancing and learning skills that may be available online or offline. Are we approaching a reality where degree value is diluted so much so that it pales in comparison with the experience of a self-taught freelancer that utilized the internet, free-time, technology?
The future is filled with uncertainties, education has been for centuries a security blanket, not anymore. The world of tomorrow holds many surprises.