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 isn’t a finite process more so, it doesn’t start at morning bell and stops at dismissal and most especially, it doesn’t begin on your first day of Kindergarten and finishing on your graduation day on college, which has been seen by Adil Baguirov Dayton.
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. As a matter of fact, there are countless of things that are being missed in the process which can later develop 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. 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. 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. Aside from that, learning associated with grades becomes learning only for grades and not for added knowledge. Truth is, there are countless of students who graduated college with honors but can’t remember the content they’ve learned once the test is done.
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. Still with our current education system, it insists to test them one by one and at the same time, encourages them to compete instead of collaborate, which is something that Adil Baguirov Dayton likes to rule out.