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What does a non-standardised education system look like?


"A teacher and his way of thinking - that's what is most important in an education system" - Adolph Diesterweg





The standard education system is designed to execute plans in masses. Its competitive nature and rigidity don't allow teachers to have autonomy in terms of having their own methods to intensify learning. Degrees play a huge role in both students’ and teachers’ lives in the standard education system - despite the fact that it set little store by the skills that teachers and students must possess other than a grades-based university degree.



Standardised tests - when put out in the simplest form - are a grading system that compares a student's marks with one another to rank scores and performances. In a classroom, only a teacher experiences the divergent individualities of students. Each one of them comes from unrelated families and that’s just a small measure, all of them come from different mindsets, discrete skill sets, and above all, varying interests. A non-standardised education system, however, will look like the one that respects students the way they are. Not compared with anyone and not pressurised to score or perform better in school. There’s zero competition among teachers to make students perform better too. Teachers are selected on the basis of their skills and the way they can help students with their area of interest and enhance their skills, rather, forcing them to cram a chapter from the curriculum. The idea of healthy and unhealthy vie is non-existing. Accountable teachers are accommodated to make an environment in the classroom that allows effective, fun, and enduring learning more willingly than wanting to complete the syllabus before some deadline.


There’s no age restriction for parents to start the schooling of their children quite young. The education system allows children to enjoy their sweet time with family, and take life lessons on their own. There’s also leniency in completing the entire pathway of schooling and university studies. The students are not impulsed to complete their schooling from kindergarten to grade 12 - get a college degree - and get a job based on it. The main focus is on preparing students for the real world.


The non-standardised education system allows students to have adequate free time between classes, take a walk, breathe some fresh air, stretch and relax. Students have all the time to absorb, discuss, re-think their learnings. It allows them to enjoy the learning process and achieve their goals seamlessly, without any pressure or stress.


Students have fewer theory based classes - more fun plus experience based games and activities that help them get a hang of real-life situations. Homework doesn’t take 4 hours to complete and a tutor for extra learning. Students are able to finish their homework by themselves, with a little help from parents and taking very minimal time for their routine.


Conclusively, a non-standardised education system looks like a curriculum focusing entirely on students' individual growth. It's an enjoyable process of polishing children's already existing skills. The purpose is to make students prepare for the real world and not judge them on the basis of old and dusty grade systems.


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