posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 09:15 PM
The other day, I was reflecting on how, I came to enjoy certain subjects at high school, got self-motivated, etc. and end-up being an aerospace
engineer, since 30 years.
Obviously it is not all young people at school, who strived doing something (percentage of drop-out is a shame).
1- Do you think, that, it take some sort of connection teacher-student to succeed?
In a lifetime, before entering the workforce for good (assuming that you are not constantly in a formal course, of some sort), each student will
probably have anywhere from 50 to 100 teachers, or more. Out of all these teachers, perhaps 2 or 3 will change your life.
Since it is not possible to know, up front, which teachers will change your life, you are force to meet plenty of them. Very unefficient, but can
hardly be improved.
2- Will a school system (not at adult age) , entirely based on on-line lectures, books or video, could ever be successful? (I guess, the success rate
of correspondance course, must be an order of magnitude lower, then formal course, in class, with a teacher).
Thanks in advance.