4. The Best Years of Your Life?

  1. What should the aim of education be?

  2. Is education meeting that aim? Why or why not?

  3. What fundamental tasks should education help us with?

  4. What is 'Capitalism' and why should Capitalism be studied?

  5. Why should you study yourself?

  6. Do you think these changes would help make school better? Why or why not?

what's education for?

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does success at school = success at life?

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  1. According to the video, why do we want to do well in school? Do you agree with these reasons?

  2. Why do you want to do well in school? Or do you?

  3. Why doesn't school prepare people for a successful life?

  4. List the bad habits that schools promote:

  5. What are the two skills that determine the quality of adult life?

  6. A good life requires us to do what 2 tricky things?

  1. What is the ratio between public school teachers and their students? *

  2. How much does each student on average cost?

  3. What are the advantages private schools have over public schools?

  4. Find a statistic from the video that shows how the odds are in your favor as a private school student. (In other words, identify a way private schools might benefit you more than public schools)

Private School vs. Public School - Which is better?

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Do perfect grades matter?

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  1. A 2002 study revealed __% of students based their self worth on their grades?

  2. A national survey of 24,000 students showed __% have cheated on a test.

  3. Researchers found high school students with lower grades and higher test scores performed worse in college. Why?

  4. What could contribute to Finland being ranked higher than the U.S. in academic achievement?

Learner resource - The best years of your life - L7.1_tcm143-467639

Why is education important?

  • Show the benefits of education to ‘me’, ‘my country’ and ‘the world’.

  • Which are the most important at the personal, local and global level?