Traditional And Progressive Education The debate of Traditional vs. progressive education has been going on since the first school was built. Both sides has its ups and downs, but I believe that the best form of education is progressive. Progressive education prepares us better for the real world. Progressive education, unlike traditional, lets the teachers reach the kids in the era. For example with progressive the instructors use real life situations teach the students, instead of from a textbook.
With using real life examples the kids can relate and understand better than things coming out of a ten year old textbook. Therefore the pupils will be more attentive to what the teacher is saying. In addition in place of sixteen year old tests the students will be tested on information vital to the “real world”. This will make your students more apt to make it in the world of work. Also then they will be able to make the right designs when the grow up.
With all that said, progressive education clearly reaches out and teaches more kids. The education system should be progressive because it focuses on the freedom if the learner. For example instead of external disciple being used free activity is used. That drops the fear that the teacher can punish you for nothing more than looking at him/her funny. This also allows the pupil to see that something good comes from life instead of just punishment. In addition instead of being stuck use the same textbook, the same assignments, and the same texts teachers can makeup their up own and assignments.
This allows the instructor to make it so the students he/she has can understand and find it interesting. This will help the students to learn more then they thought they could. Progressive education is the way to go for freedom of the leaner. Students no longer look at their teacher as a group of “know it all” whos only fun is to question little kids on stuff they do not know. For example through the traditional way of going teachers are the people with all the answers, the “All-knowing Beings of Greatness and Wisdom”.
This make the students resent the teachers and not want to comply with their directions. They also lose respect for the teacher and school in general. In addition through the progressive way the teachers seem more as some who guides you through the trouble times. This give the teacher back the respects of his/her pupils. This always the teacher to tell the student what to do and it will get done.
With the traditional way of doing things teachers get no respect. The progressive way of education is the best. It helps the students learn and get help in the real world. Also it give the teachers a freedom to do what they want, instead of what a text books say.