Through my work, I get to spend a lot of time with students.
As you’d expect, the education system has a huge impact on students’ development. I’m intrigued at how the system shapes them, both positively and negatively.
I’ve observed that there’s a deep disconnect between what students learn in school and what actually goes on in the “real world”.
Reflecting on my own journey through the education system (I spent 12 years in the Singapore system and four years in the US one), I realize there are many things you’ll need to unlearn from your schooling experience if you want to both survive and thrive later on.
How to prepare for long-term success
Yes, we need education reform. More than that, we need an education revolution. But while we push to make this revolution happen, it isn’t the focus of this article.
This article is about generating awareness and inspiring action—at an individual level—about what we need to unlearn from school.
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