Incredible school lessons
At the same time, when looking through schedules in Japanese schools, one can come across such class as nature admiration. At first glance it associates with an organized walk around a park but, when you get down to it, it’s not quite so. Its sense is much deeper – to teach pupils appreciate aesthetic component of environment, the thing 21st century kids forgot how to notice behind abundance of computers and other machines. Sakura, anthemised in the culture of the Land of the Rising Sun, often becomes the main admiration object. For accomplishments in watching flora and fauna, as well as in math or geography, obligatory grades are given and exams are held.
Israelis put special attention to society computerization and young generation’s “departure” to the network. The only thing is they picked a little different way to combat it. Thus, recently in local schools such subject as “cybersecurity” appeared. During the classes they teach practically and empirically how to behave oneself in the Internet, how to properly react to comments in blogs and social networks with particular topics dedicated to video game addiction.
Even stranger field of scientific knowledge is mastered by Bashkir schoolchildren. Pets’ corners can be found in many educational institutions. Aquariums and cages with hamsters hidden in fig shadows in the back of a classroom are far from being a unique thing while school beehives with real bees – that’s really extraordinary. But not in Bashkiria, Russia’s constituent republic, where within the framework of beekeeping classes pupils themselves take care of honey-bringing insects. This part of the Federation is believed to be one of the leaders in honey production and in order not to lose the honorable title, kids are being taught basics of work in the sphere from an early age.
In order to preserve the title of the wave masters centre, surfing school classes were introduced in Australia. State authorities through the Ministry of Education made sure that there is no chance that a guest appears on a beach who would surf better than locals…
One of the classes in American schools called scientific discoveries can be ranked among unusual ones. After theoretical course all the pupils are given the same home task, its idea is to invent something. A whole year is dedicated to it. Then a presentation of the outcome of the work in front of the entire class follows with debates concerning success and topicality of the project and finally yearly grades are given.
Temperamental Armenia goes an extra mile in order for younger generations to remember national traditions. For this purpose special course in folk dances was introduced in every school. This art in the country accounts for about fifteen hundred performances with own history and message. Unlike familiar amateur folk arts study groups to which one enrolls only at will, here the subject involved is studied mandatory. Without getting a good mark in this discipline, one risks to be retained in grade.
In New Zealand compulsory educational program includes subjects that are unordinary for the majority of educational institutions, such as accounting, radioelectronics and design that extend banal school schedule. Sure enough we study such disciplines as well, only after acquiring General Certificate of Secondary Education within the framework of chosen specialization.
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