Abstract learning. 1- The problem of education process in

Abstract

Learning is very important in our life.
School plays a great role in everyone’s life. It changes our way of
thinking, it opens new paths, and new experiments. We must give importance to
the education than other targets in life as it is the one the most important
tools discover yourself and the world around you.

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Yet it’s not given enough attention
in Egypt. The problem of education in Egypt in the last few years began to grow
and to be recognized by all parts of society. The root of the problem is the
traditional education system that we work with, it forces the kid to sit in
class full of students to receive the information in a very boring way, the
children have a different background and experiences, they are living in a very
adventures environment, so forcing the kids to set and listen to the
information to memorized is not going to work, children need to touch and feel
the information they got. It also one of their rights to play and have the free
choice

The paper is going to discuss some
of the causes that made this problem rise like: memorized subjects, the lack of
technology and the absence of interactive learning. Discussing solutions of how
to convert the current curriculum to subjects based on children’s needs,
interests and patterns of learning promotes agency, self-regulation and
control.

 

 Keywords: Play-based
curriculum,
kindergarten, teacher
perspectives, developmental education, interactive, learning.

 

1-   
The problem of education process in Egypt

It is unknown when the problem
really started but according to M. June Allard and Pamela R. McKay in their
research about education in Egypt “that in 1990 when Egypt started to face
a serious population explosion. In 1985 there were only one hundred and fifty-five
thousand teachers that served approximately ten million students” (Allard,
& McKay, 2010)

that means that every one teacher
had sixty-four students to serve. That statistical review was before what it is
called population explosion. That of course did not serve the educational process,
due to the overcrowded classes the educational system in Egypt started to
deteriorate gradually.

Till it reached the current situation
where experimental education or self-learning is almost non existed. The standardized
exams are the only thing that matters and evaluate the educational processes as
whole which of course kills any chance of creativity or thinking that can be
found in the student.

The main disaster is that this way
of current educating system is conducted on students in Egypt form a very young
age. Most of the schools nowadays are requiring an interview with the 4-5 years
old kids so they can evaluate the kid and accordingly they accept or refuse the
children.

 

Such a stress to be put on the
children from a very young age, also be educated by the same old traditional
way of education, evaluated by the end of the semester by one standardized exam,
facing the stress of failing only by the age of five.

Lack of technology, adequate
laboratories and libraries is also one of the major defects in many schools in
Egypt. Unfortunately, most of the schools in 2010 still do not have any kind of
technological development. The libraries hardly have useful books to use and
the laboratories do not have any proper physical equipment or any chemical
compounds that the students can even see to know and visualize what he is
taught.

 

2-    Definition of learning stylesAbstract

Learning is very important in our life.
School plays a great role in everyone’s life. It changes our way of
thinking, it opens new paths, and new experiments. We must give importance to
the education than other targets in life as it is the one the most important
tools discover yourself and the world around you.

Yet it’s not given enough attention
in Egypt. The problem of education in Egypt in the last few years began to grow
and to be recognized by all parts of society. The root of the problem is the
traditional education system that we work with, it forces the kid to sit in
class full of students to receive the information in a very boring way, the
children have a different background and experiences, they are living in a very
adventures environment, so forcing the kids to set and listen to the
information to memorized is not going to work, children need to touch and feel
the information they got. It also one of their rights to play and have the free
choice

The paper is going to discuss some
of the causes that made this problem rise like: memorized subjects, the lack of
technology and the absence of interactive learning. Discussing solutions of how
to convert the current curriculum to subjects based on children’s needs,
interests and patterns of learning promotes agency, self-regulation and
control.

 

 Keywords: Play-based
curriculum,
kindergarten, teacher
perspectives, developmental education, interactive, learning.

 

1-   
The problem of education process in Egypt

It is unknown when the problem
really started but according to M. June Allard and Pamela R. McKay in their
research about education in Egypt “that in 1990 when Egypt started to face
a serious population explosion. In 1985 there were only one hundred and fifty-five
thousand teachers that served approximately ten million students” (Allard,
& McKay, 2010)

that means that every one teacher
had sixty-four students to serve. That statistical review was before what it is
called population explosion. That of course did not serve the educational process,
due to the overcrowded classes the educational system in Egypt started to
deteriorate gradually.

Till it reached the current situation
where experimental education or self-learning is almost non existed. The standardized
exams are the only thing that matters and evaluate the educational processes as
whole which of course kills any chance of creativity or thinking that can be
found in the student.

The main disaster is that this way
of current educating system is conducted on students in Egypt form a very young
age. Most of the schools nowadays are requiring an interview with the 4-5 years
old kids so they can evaluate the kid and accordingly they accept or refuse the
children.

 

Such a stress to be put on the
children from a very young age, also be educated by the same old traditional
way of education, evaluated by the end of the semester by one standardized exam,
facing the stress of failing only by the age of five.

Lack of technology, adequate
laboratories and libraries is also one of the major defects in many schools in
Egypt. Unfortunately, most of the schools in 2010 still do not have any kind of
technological development. The libraries hardly have useful books to use and
the laboratories do not have any proper physical equipment or any chemical
compounds that the students can even see to know and visualize what he is
taught.

 

2-    Definition of learning stylesLearning style was defined by
several researchers such as Dunn (1979), Reid (1998), Fleming (1998), Kolb
(1984), and others. Gallaher
and Nunn (1998) compared a learning style to human beings ‘fingerprints. They
argued that a learning style is very unique and very individual, so they
compared it to a human fingerprint.

Scientists and psychologists have
developed a number of different models to understand the different ways that people
learn. One popular theory, the VARK model, identifies four types of learners: visual,
auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic.

Each learning type responds best to
a different method of teaching. Visual learners will learn the best by using
pictures, colors and spatial understanding, while auditory learners will
remember information best by using sound and music, reading/writing prefer to
use words, they try working with others and using role-playing, kinesthetic
learners will jump at the chance to participate in a hands-on activity.

 

1-      Interactive Learning

classroom environment is a
second teacher for any student, a large amount of the child’s time
is spent sitting in a school classroom. This place is where they will learn the various
skills. With the classroom being such an important place, it is
important to understand the ways in which to manipulate the environment in
order to receive maximum effectiveness in instruction.

We live in an era where
interactivity is gradually becoming more available, yet our schools are not
catching up to this trend, instead we are faced with passive learning
environments where active construction of knowledge is limited.

Interactive libraries are becoming a
place where kids can go to do homework, check email, hang out, Thus, library
design becomes more than an institution for sharing information. It is evolving
more by integrating latest technologies to interact with surrounding community
culture, it can also contain a workshops, and it may contain a museum to teach
the children their history through innovative, different ways of education.

That will make the student feel more
comfortable in the class, create a calm environment around him to help him
learn.

Changing the way of teaching and the
subject is the most important steps that must be taken to improve the
educational style and the way of thinking of the students