|By Muaytb1 (Muaytb1) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 07:08 pm: Edit|
how do you guys feel? i think high school is bs really and everything i know about world history, stock market, great classics are learned at home.
I'd have to say, 10 percent school 90 percent home. how do you guys rate?
|By Mzhang23 (Mzhang23) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 07:20 pm: Edit|
60 percent school, 40 percent home.
I guess your school isn't that great, because I love going to school and learning through seminars and discussions.
Books get boring after a while.
|By Warriorlax22 (Warriorlax22) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 07:25 pm: Edit|
i really haven't learned anything in HS, except for math and some history. italian a little, but i'm never going to use it. but most of my knowledge comes from real life.
|By Aravis (Aravis) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 07:32 pm: Edit|
Muaytb1: My thanks for starting this thread. Likewise all I've learned about WH and classics come from self-study.
Like Warriorlax22, I haven't learned much in HS. I think I might have picked up a few chem. terms here and there, some French, certain Econ. concepts. That's about it. So maybe 15% school and 85% home?
I learn most from books. I'd be perfectly happy if people would just leave me alone to read. Can't wait to go to college...
"I never let my schooling interfere with my education." -Mark Twain-
|By Amyzintha (Amyzintha) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 08:08 pm: Edit|
In my opinion, school is only an institution, building, and a place for more employment and jobs. The real education is in the person itself and their desire for knowledge. You can get education anywhere and everywhere, without the help of a "school". On the other hand, going to school give people a chance to develop their social skills, and interaction with peers. !
|By Reeses (Reeses) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 08:33 pm: Edit|
In some classes, like ap calc, I learn 98% of it in school. 2% I learn myself, if that much.
In other classes, like ap gov, or ap env. sci., i learn 95% of it myself.
so it varies with the teachers and classes.
mostly the teacher's fault.
|By Foreignboy (Foreignboy) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 09:49 pm: Edit|
I think it's more of whether or not what you learn in school applies to real life. Unless you become a physicist or mathematician, that calculus is going to be useless to you in the future.
|By Itempest (Itempest) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 09:55 pm: Edit|
I've learnt a lot at school and I've learnt a lot at home. What I learn at each place is, however, different. I learn math, science, spanish and about history and english at school. At home I learn(t) how how to use the bathroom, how to read, my manners, how to be a good person, and how to cook. I also happen to read a lot for pleasure's sake at home than I do for school (I enjoy Moby Dick more than Hamlet, safe to say) and that helps me develop an imagination that wouldn't have been acquired from any amount of time spent at school. That said, I made every friend I ever had at school (with the rare exceptions), and I also happen to learn some things better when with other people than by myself. It lends perspective, and depth to any topic, that perhaps a book could not give you.
I, personally, enjoy school and I feel I'm going to enjoy college as well.
|By Itempest (Itempest) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 09:59 pm: Edit|
That's true about calculus Foreignboy. However, I am for the studying of everything manageable because I believe high school is a little early for a person to decide that he/she doesn't want to be a physicist or a mathematician. Some people might, some people mightn't, but I believe most don't.
I know I don't know what I'm going to do when I grow up and I'd rather not blind myself from Calculus just because I think doing math or physics won't be fun.
|By Muaytb1 (Muaytb1) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 10:49 pm: Edit|
i agree with Samuel Clemens that school shouldn't stop my learning process. i got to say, my school is terrible and i think all honor classes should be relegated to normal and AP classes relegated to honors (not ap history, the guy is nuts).
|By Swissmissauau (Swissmissauau) on Saturday, February 14, 2004 - 03:29 pm: Edit|
60 school:way more than I would ever get from any level of schooling - life!
Maybe HS isn't so much about how much tutorial we learn or what subjects we've learned, but how well we learn basic social skills, being able to interact with a variety different people, in different situations and with different ideas?
I now live overseas and I interact with a whole new social scene (with a whole different view of a variety of subjects). Some people interact and some don't; some people are educated and some aren't; some people accept difference rather than seeing it as right and wrong. However, most of all, I've come to learn that not all (highly) educated people can socialize on different levels.
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