June 5, 2008
June 3, 2008
who came up with the idea of exams? who was sooo cruel and hostile to be the creator of final projects?! :-o
think about it, why do we have to take tests? y3ni if you attend class and do all the HW then that means you're a student who deserves a lollipop! you dont need a test to prove that you're a "genius". stupid education! @@
the stress finals put you through is massive.
exams, finals, projects, DEADLINES! why is life so cruel? whyyyyyyyyy!? :-O
there is this school in England, i think. its called summerhill. it is famous for the freedom it gives to its students. here's a brief of what's it like..
Summerhill is noted for its philosophy that children learn best with freedom from coercion. All lessons are optional, and pupils are free to choose what to do with their time. Neill founded Summerhill with the belief that "the function of a child is to live his own life — not the life that his anxious parents think he should live, not a life according to the purpose of an educator who thinks he knows best."
In addition to taking control of their own time, pupils can participate in the self-governing community of the school. School meetings are held three times a week, where pupils and staff alike have an equal voice in the decisions that affect their day-to-day lives, discussing issues and creating or changing school laws. The rules agreed at these meetings are wide ranging - from agreeing on acceptable bed times to making nudity allowed at the poolside. Meetings are also an opportunity for the community to vote on a course of action for unresolved conflicts, such as a fine for a theft (most usually, the fine consists of having to pay back the amount stolen).
In creating its laws and dealing out sanctions, the school meeting generally applies A.S. Neill's maxim "Freedom not Licence" (he wrote a book of the same name); the principle that you can do as you please, so long as it doesn't cause harm to others. Hence, you are free to swear as much as you like, within the school grounds, but calling someone else an offensive name is license.
It is upon these major principles, namely, democracy, equality, and freedom that Summerhill School operates.
Can i have a show of hands please, who wants to be a SummerHiller?! :-O