For years being a board member in Dayton school, Adil Baguirov relieved his position for new opportunities. Well after all, his past works have made significant contributions to how our education system is now and to how it is affecting 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 is saddening for Mr. Adil Baguirov in this modern world is that, passing the exams, giving the correct answers and achieving goals are the main focus of our education system. As a matter of fact, there are countless of things that are being missed in the process which can later develop lifelong learning. These are not new ideas actually rather, these are backed by various studies and researches.
Number 1. Learning should be relevant – if we can learn new skills because we need it to do something important for us, then it will be easier to remember it. 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. They will surely get the formula in one way or the other, which will improve broaden their learning and improve their skills.
Number 2. Extrinsic rewards – Adil Baguirov believed that these extrinsic rewards being offered for activities people enjoy has a tendency to decrease their level of motivation. In other words, if your children love reading and they start receiving stars or stickers for reading 30 minutes a day, it is likely that they’ll lose interest and have less pleasure from reading sooner or later.
Adil Baguirov Dayton, rewards therefore has to be reserved only when it’s needed as a way to motivate people in doing things that they do not really enjoy. In addition to that, the learning associated with grades has become learning for grades only and not for additional 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. As soon as they leave school, it’ll be more important for students to collaborate with each other. 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.