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Rep's semiopen-source education
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Rep's semiopen-source education

Here's my model. The education model of mine is basically a educational system which allows people to modify their own learning as they grow older and it becomes more like a open-source model.

At every age, students won't have to follow meaningless rules such uniforms and the likes. Students should be provided open-source education and the model is very much like a loose form of public school. Basically, students don't have to follow common curriculum for the half of the school year. In each classes, students will be taking notes, and provided assignments, but assignments should not be mandatory. Instead, students can opt out of the assignment if they don't feel that it's working out for them.

The only time where grades will actually matter is when there is tests. Tests frequency shall be reduced and the rest of the year will basically be for feedbacks/learning. If grades is stressing someone, then the teacher don't have to point out the grade, but students will have the option of checking the grades every 2 weeks if they want to with a reminder that grades may not actually matter. There's also the pretest period in order to see how much the student actually learned. In every assignments, there is grades, but it should be only used as a mere feedback for the student as those assignments' grades don't actually matter.

At every grades starting from 3rd grades, students will be provided all the resources that can help their learning. They can publish their learning progress if they want to so that they can retrieve feedbacks from other individuals. They can even suggest teachers to do individual roles for them if the student and teacher believes it is helpful. Students will be having open-source online assignments if they want to. Starting from 6th grade, they can start to modify their own education and set up individual plans that may work for them. The live feedbacks is basically having the student summarize what he have learned as much as possible and at much details the student can do. At all grades, they should be at least having 3 classes which are actually relevant for life like language class, math, and some bit of science.

Also, every students in this model should be acknowledge that life is not a competition and shouldn't be seen as such and nor they will be sorted into honors class. Instead, every students can have variability of resources which are made for "honors" students and "regular students".

Starting from kindergarten to 2nd grade, people will not have grades, and this is a period where people socialize in circle. Feedbacks will be provided weekly.

In 3rd grade, people will learn that grades is a thing and only test grades will matter. In 3rd grade, people will be tested every 2 weeks and they are to have feedbacks.

In 5th grade, tests will be provided once a month, and attendance can go low as 4 days per week and lowest as 15 days per month. Students should be going for live feedbacks and they can schedule for live feedbacks for at least 3 days a month.

In 6th grade to 8th grade, tests will be taken at least every 3 months to ensure that students are learning. Students will be able to schedule for live feedbacks in here as well, but the minimal requirement for live feedbacks is 5 days per 2 months. Attendance can be low as 3 days per week. Here, homework is mandatory for half of the attendance period.

In high school, the only difference from the above is that tests will be taken at least 3 times per year and they have the rights to schedule these tests. Also, students will have the opportunity to schedule for live feedbacks for at least 5 days per 3 months. Here, attendance can be low as 2-3 days per week. Starting from here, homework will not be mandatory. Here, students can drop classes if they wish, but they should demonstrate understanding in order to pass. They have to pass language classes and math classes in the whole high school period, but 3 of those classes have to pass.

In college, there'll be tests once per month only at the last 3 months of a year. The tests will be done in great details. Attendance can be low as 2 or 1 day a week. Teachers will be teaching the subjects in great details and there'll be quizs every 2 weeks. Also, assignments should only be done at least once per week. Homework will not be mandatory at all unless it's for english classes and the likes. If students don't feel like that they're actually learning in a class or knows the topic of the subject already, then they can leave. Live feedbacks should be scheduled for at least once a month. Students should have at least 2 classes at a minimal.

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(This post was last modified: 10-03-2013 01:05 PM by Reptorian.)
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