Music education is associated with academic achievement, but a causal link hasn't yet been demonstrated. Today, neuroscience is revealing several mechanisms that could potentially explain how exposure to music impacts achievement at school.
Inge Grobbelaar's insight:
As mentioned in the article, there is not enough evidence to prove that there is a direct link between music education and academic achievement, the proposed idea makes sense and is something I support and encourage. Music, I believe is a huge contributor to ones development. A greater effort should be made to keep music education in schools and to encourage students to participate.
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21st century education is giving students the opportunity to utilize and learn about technology, which is important. Although, it is also limiting students to a certain extent. How much of their own initiative, imagination and creativity is being used if technology is doing it for them?
In the United States, our higher education system is broken. Since 1980, we've seen a 400% increase in the cost of higher education, after adjustment for inflation — a higher cost escalation than any other industry, even ...
Town Hall Education Study: US Trails Most Other Countries in Key Subjects Town Hall What is a country left with when its education system fails to adequately prepare young people for life in a global market economy?
Inge Grobbelaar's insight:
I believe that we as South Africans should be proud of our schooling systems. Not one country has a perfects schooling system, but because America is so far ahead of us in development that we tend to underestimate South Africa's education.
The new developments in teaching and the growing use of technology for education is exciting. People are living in a world that is exposed to unlimited amounts of information and making use of this available information is a step in the right direction. I agree that it is possible that the traditional ways of teaching are outdated and might not be the best way to get through to students of today. Chidlren and students of today have grown up in the technological and internet era and most likely enjoy learning through this medium, instead of the traditional ways. Traditional teachers could possibly not agree with these changes. Even though the use of the internet and technology for education is gaining more support and is encouraged, many people tend to think that students making use of books less and less is a bad thing. The internet, media and technology is the future and I believe education has many great things coming its way.
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