In this post I'm starting a series of articles on education. I've been picking up a portal for publication, but better Habra could not find anything: many media have so bogged down in politics and trolling that their editors are forced to disable the comment. Because I believe that in the written culture of the main thing - not the content itself, and its discussions, I came just to Habr.
I must say that many of the issues that we will address rather esoteric, and confirm their research and statistics do not always succeed. Judge for yourself - is it possible to accurately measure the level of education or a successful person? If you are already in a hurry to answer "yes" - please wait for the article in which we will discuss the blurring of state standard of education brackets.
Anyway, the engineer breadth of vision and the presence of human knowledge will only benefit: not only that the profession of engineering in itself a creative, so he also has to understand not only the "how to do", but
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In my view, the minimum required list of properties adult personality is such:
independence; to take responsibility for themselves and their actions; the existence of non-material values and goals; ability to solve creative problems in a limited resources (project activity); systems thinking; caring for others.
Yes, today I recall the brilliant scientists, artists and eccentric politicians, who could not take care of other people, or to be irresponsible, but to make history and live an interesting life. But I will allow myself to find this statistical error. How many of these guys do you call? Chances are 20-30 people in history.
As a man busy looking for people and the creation of teams since 2007, I can say that I have all these seven years of trying to find people, first of all have an adult person. If a person is an independent, responsible, creative and system - he can learn the basics of Ruby, or Photoshop in a few weeks, and a year or two to become a specialist decent level (if he really loves his job).
The converse, unfortunately, is not working. Expert programming language that does not have at least a responsibility and autonomy, as a member of the project team to anyone not interested. A pump mental skills of a few weeks can be only in a mode of hypnosis or Lifespring. And then, at the end of backstage interviews with the organizers of such training, it became clear that the conversion to a transformation there, at best, is 1-2%. The remaining 98-99% of what came, and such care (Statistics for a few thousand people).
If you have ever engaged in recruiting - you'll see what I mean. Different companies such coveted people are called in different ways: Bodryakov pioneers enthusiasts. Glossary long, but the essence is the same - all need people who can be trusted to solve complex tasks with a high degree of uncertainty. For the rest a few years robots will be applied.
As a further confirmation of his words will give the picture below is the result of research fellow by the name of Richard St. John.
I recommend to look video conference TED .
Richard spent 10 years, more than 500 interviews with cool guys, which included, for example, Bill Gates, Martha Stewart, Sergey Brin. I think it's quite a solid sample.
So 8 qualities that are highly likely to lead to success (by Richard St. John):
passion for the beloved; zealous regular work; focus on the goals; to overcome himself; generating ideas and solving creative tasks; continuous improvement of their skills; the service of others; the stability of the resistance of the medium. < br />
Do you want his team of people with such skills? I really want to!
And what creates habits of the classical system of education? At best, the school will teach you to work hard, and the university will give a little bit of creative tasks and inculcate resistance to the aggressive environment on the example of bureaucracy. None of the school did not tell me, "Yuri, you have to do what he likes." Nowhere did not teach goal setting and time management. I'm not talking about the generation of ideas to overcome ourselves and serve others.
has recently come into the hands of an international study of the OECD on the theme of potential pupils to solve problems. Its results have tabular and в a picture . It's funny that among the tasks of defining the problem-solving skills, there is a problem about the definition of average speed of travel by bicycle for a known length of the path and the time of his passing. The real problem, really. Blockquote>
In schools Losers pull up threes on troechnikov do not pay attention, and to horoshist and honors certainly warm attitude. Estimates for next year can be predicted with a probability of about 90%. What skills improve? How to overcome? What responsibility? The university teachers very relaxed: if you want - go, do not want - do not go, kursoviki most students start preparing in May and December. Really interesting exchange projects that tore applause from all, I remember the stream just a couple.
From the beginning, the education system lays a dislike for itself and radically dangerous position: that there is cause for that kind can take, but then you can not really do. At first this attitude instilled by the example of training, and then automatically spreading to other projects.
You say "yes, we simply lazy people." But after I have passed more than 600 students and several hundred salaried employees. In my experience, most people's main problem - a lack of faith in what you love, and you can to earn money and enjoy life. People are afraid of risk, afraid to do something wrong. Scary is not even the fact that a person is afraid to surrender his real desires. The scary thing is that he was afraid to think about what is really desirable. Somehow it is not accepted, it is necessary to work and not be distracted.
The Bhagavad Gita says: "Fight in the name of the battle, and do not think about happiness and sorrow, loss and gain, victory and defeat. By doing so, you will never incur sin. " In the language of programmers that is called the "state of flux": when you are almost out of the body and converted into the code stream, without thinking about what you have to leave at 18:00 or make a new gadget. Meanwhile, in the school we are taught to perceive the external evaluation of the teacher as a measure of success. We are taught not to think about the meaning of what we do, and just do, because we need.
The result is a generation of people who are working and not doing. Work in the Russian language is not just derived from the word "slave". Those who are engaged in their work, go to the office, not because it is necessary to walk, but because it is convenient to do what he likes. That is why instead of the word "work" in relation to living beings I try to use the word "work" or "create". It is a psychological subtlety that changes the attitude to work. The work takes energy, and labor ennobles man.
And what to do?
Start with yourself. Be aware of what you do want out of life for their own happiness. Form objectives, tangible and intangible. Focus on achieving them. Give the money or time to help others. If you have children or access to broadcasting to a wide audience, discuss with them these important questions, think about the value system, remove the taboo on discussion of desires and emotional outbursts.
If you yourself can not - find a mentor who will guide you through a crisis of growth. In the next article we will just talk about mentoring and transition to a new level. Then cover topics about diplomas placebo and the role of parties in the educational institutions.