Grinding away at their books to master basics of algebra and geometry, or memorizing years of monarchs’ reign skimming history textbooks is commonplace for schoolchildren all over the world while getting ready for a test in cybersecurity or boasting to have “A”s in beekeeping is strange at the vey least. Hereafter we are going to touch upon these and other unusual classes taught in foreign schools.
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.Photo nationalgeographic.com
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.Photo new.siemens.com
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, surfingschool 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…Photo surfholidays.com
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.Photo evensi.us
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.Photo hayernaysor.am
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
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