New Education System

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Jul 11, 2012 20:11
When I was in high school, I used to attend a cram school where more than 100 students were seated in a big room. Popular teacher's classes were always crowded.

This summer, my daughter is going to take a summer course at a cram school, so I visited there with her to have a guidance. I was surprised to see that the whole learning system has changed compared to that used to be.

I saw that each student studied individually in a separated booth watching a video that had already recorded by a famous teacher. All students can freely choose the subject and the content that suit their level. Further benefit is that they can pause the video when they like to think or to take a note, and repeat it over and over until they can fully understand.

I thought that this is an ideal education system for high school students. If public schools adopted this learning method, students would be more motivated.
私は高校の時、予備校に通ったことがありそこでは100人以上の生徒が大教室に座っていた。人気のある先生のクラスはいつも沢山の生徒がいた。

この夏、娘が夏期講習を受けるので説明を聞きに彼女と予備校へ行った。昔と比べて学習システムが全く変わっていることに驚いた。

私は生徒が一人一人個別のブースでビデオ学習をしている様子を見た。彼らは自分のレベルに合った科目と内容を自由に選ぶことができる。さらに良い点は、考えたい時やノートを取りたい時はビデオを一時停止したり、完全に理解できるまで何度も繰り返し見ることができるのだ。

これは、高校生にとって理想的な学習システムだと思った。公立高校でもこのやり方を取り入れたら、生徒の
モチベーションはもっと上がるだろう。