A few days ago I watched one of my favorite shows, “Q & A” . It’s a chat show based on Politics. So, on Sunday they were talking about Technology Education. What’s This? Well, it was about teaching children the likes of coding. This would start at primary school. Technology is becoming more and more part of our lives. But does that mean it’s necessary to be teaching this sort of things at such a young age? I don’t think so.
Yes, computer skills are needed these days, but how far should it go. One thing that concerns me about this is the amount of time children spend in front of screens. Our children have the likes of iPads in the classroom. We often get photos and videos of whats going on at school. It is also part of the homework they get. They are just 8 & 5.
It is a big part of the future.With things increasing at the rate they are, we don’t know where we will be in 15-20 years, do we. But, I still think there are other things we need to educate our children on that are just as important. So, what is this?
I think finance should be a bigger part of school curriculum. What exactly? Well, the topic of “Poverty” is always in the media. There are many people that live in Poverty. But I don’t think it’s as bad as we often hear. I think with better education on the likes of money and finance, we would be much better off. Things like saving, mortgages, budgeting. I think many households could easily save at least $50-$100 dollars a week if they used their money better. How ? Well, what do you buy at the supermarket? Do some eat takeaways a few times too many? What do you spend on the likes of vehicles? What does your mobile phone cost you each month?
I’m a big lover of history. It’s just as interesting as the future. At least we know many things that happened in the past. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to jump back a few hundred years and see things going on? What about a couple of hundred million and check out the dinosaurs !! My son would love that. He’s right into dinosaurs and is a bit of an expert.
BUT….how does learning this sort of stuff help children with their future? I think very little.
Parents need to take more responsibility for some of these things. It was recently said here that parents are “partly responsible” for truancy. PARTLY ? Who else is responsible for it. Our children are our responsibility. Here in New Zealand, I sometimes think many should drop their children off at Parliament. Children are our responsibility, not our Governments !!
So, that’s my opinion !! WHAT ABOUT YOURS ?
To Your Success,