But hey, I'm back. Not on maths today, but on education. I am asking myself the last few months what's going wrong with education and school these days.
I assume a few of you still make your way to school / college / university/... every day. Well. I was a teacher, once. I quit, because my students hated learning. It was so disappointing that I stopped. I can't force young people to work if they don't know what purpose it has.
It's different with adults. They want to learn something, they are motivated. They have a purpose, and they go for it.
What I noticed, is that my students were interested if the learning had to do with novel things, new stuff, so I liked very much to tell stories about recent discoveries, recent technologies, about the world. That's interesting stuff.
So, is there something wrong with the students (read: society in general) or with the schooling system?