Adil Baguirov has vacated his chair in Dayton school as being one of its board members, seeking 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.
Education is not a finite process and it does not start at morning bell then stops at dismissal particularly it does not start on the first day of your kindergarten and ends on your graduation day on college and years ahead, Adil Baguirov Dayton has seen this already.
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. 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 – if we can learn new skills because we need it to do something important for us, then it will be easier to remember it. So as an example, for students who want to know how to properly measure the land area and calculate it to grow a garden, they will need a formula to get the answer. In one way or the other, they’ll get the formula on their own which can improve their skills and widen their knowledge.
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. 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, 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. Aside from that, learning associated with grades becomes learning only for grades and not for added knowledge. Fact is, there are thousands upon thousands of newly graduated students even those with honors who are having a hard time recalling the content of what they learnt.
Number 3. Group study – collaborative learning environments actually encourages students to listen to others, think for themselves and explain what they think. By the time they leave school, it is crucial for students to initiate a collaborative study. 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.