For years being a board member in Dayton school, Adil Baguirov relieved his position for new opportunities. After all, his past works gave a huge contribution to how the education system is and to how it will affect students.
Adil Baguirov Dayton has been telling that education is not finite and it doesn’t begin when the morning bell at school rung and ends at dismissal more so, it doesn’t start on your first day as a kindergarten and finishes on your graduation, it is more of an ongoing process.
What really saddens Adil Baguirov is that, our current education system followed in different parts of the world is more focused on passing the tests, achieving goals and getting the right answers. There are numerous foundational blocks being missed which is critical in developing lifelong learning. And no, this isn’t a new idea introduced in the public instead, it is long overdue and many studies can back this up.
Number 1. Learning should be relevant – it will be easier to learn and grasp new skills in the event that it is something that we need. For instance, students who are studying how to measure and calculate the area of a land to which they’ll grow a garden will probably need a formula in calculating the area. At one point, they’ll find a way to figure out how which will broaden their knowledge and learning.
Number 2. Extrinsic rewards – Adil Baguirov do believe that giving people rewards for activities they find enjoyment on are diminishing their motivation. To make it simpler, if you have a kid who enjoys reading and has become a habit for him/her to read 30 minutes a day, giving them rewards will cause it to have less pleasure from reading.
Adil Baguirov Dayton believe that these rewards should be reserved when it is only needed most to motivate people to do things they don’t enjoy much. With this in mind, the learning that comes with grades only becomes just learning for the sake of grades and not for added knowledge. In reality, there are so many students who have graduated college with flying colors but, they couldn’t remember the content of what they have learned after the test.
Number 3. Group study – through collaborative learning, it pushes students to express themselves, think for themselves while also learning from others in the process. The moment they leave school, it is vital for students to collaborate to each. Yet, our current education system is insisting to test them one by one and encourages to compete than to collaborate, which is what Adil Baguirov Dayton try to rule out.