>> Feb 3, 2017
Many things are being taught to the students of the civil engineering universities in Manila. Most of them are, of course, related to the field they are studying. However, if you went to one of these schools and colleges, you would know – particularly after you graduate – that there are some important things they have failed to include in their curriculum.
Here are some of them:
Skepticism is always viewed with a negative light. But once considered as a positive thing, it becomes a way that will cultivate your mind to be open to possibilities, alternatives, and changes. It can essentially help you withhold judgement and challenge yourself to become better. It also helps you not to remain stagnant and question things around you that may or may not be right.
Self-awareness is a very hard thing to teach however, educational institutions must persist in doing so. It is important because it will teach students the ability to question the way they are thinking about something. Those, who have mastered it, are more likely to become more focused, more disciplined, more in tune with their emotions, and make better decisions.
Logic and reasoning
In schools, students are often being asked to copy and memorize “important” details in order to pass their exams. The problem, however, with this is that it does not help them think or solve a problem very well – which means that the curriculum barely has enough space for logic and reasoning. One of the best ways schools can start teaching them is by introducing the different fallacies to students. They can then later check how they can apply them to their daily lives.
Relationships are an important part of a person’s life. After all, people are referred to as social animals. It is, however, not only limited to the romantic type of relationship, but also include those that are formed with friends, family members, and co-workers.
Teaching this in campuses would equip students with the knowledge of how to deal with breakups, how to become a good friend, how to treat your family right, how to deal with workplace drama, and most importantly how to take responsibility for your own emotions and problems without dragging your relationships down with you.
If you look at society today, you would notice that more and more people are becoming financially illiterate. Just look at how many people are willing to acquire debts in credit cards without any idea how to pay them back.
People should be taught early on that managing their money is important; they must learn all about the importance of putting their savings in their health care and retirement fund so that they can spend it on things that are really vital to them.
Productivity is another thing students should learn in school. They should learn about how to accomplish tasks without any interruption from technologies like smartphones and TV screens. They should practice the responsibility of completing a task without multi-tasking. They also need to recognize which tasks are more important than the others so that they can finish them first.
If schools would start teaching them today, their students will become more equipped in handling whatever life throws at them.
About the author:
Katrina is your average gal living inside the metro who has passion for writing, travel and photography. She admires nature at its finest and always wanted to become one of them. Dreaming to have the Cinderella life one day, humming with the birds, dancing with the clouds.