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Education by Mind Map: Education

1. Current Education System

1.1. Pros

1.1.1. Holistic Education

1.1.1.1. Students are taught various skills such as critical thinking

1.1.1.2. Academically, students learn the basics of different subjects before choosing specific ones to study in the future

1.1.1.3. Students are also taught moral education through civic and moral education

1.2. Cons

1.2.1. Linearity

1.2.1.1. People believe that by going through the education system, their future is "secured"

1.2.1.2. Aim to "do well" in university and be professional

1.2.2. Exposure to advanced education from young

1.2.2.1. In the speech, "Kindergarten is not college" is mentioned, in Singapore, due to the "kiasu" mindset, young children are learning more than they should

1.2.2.2. This early education may be detrimental because the early intake of knowledge may cause the lack of "play" which is vital for a child's creativity

1.2.3. Not customized to the student

1.2.3.1. Everything is standardized, causing everyone to be taught the same thing. This would prevents the ability of students to reach their fullest potential

1.2.3.2. Does not give the student the choice to just study what he is interested in

1.2.4. Industrial Education

1.2.4.1. Organised, no room for flexibility

2. "Better" Education System

2.1. Pros

2.1.1. Organic Education

2.1.1.1. More flexibility

2.1.1.2. Students get to do what they enjoy while learning

2.1.1.2.1. Just like how a farmer provides the optimum environment for the seeds

2.1.2. Examples

2.1.2.1. Singapore Sports School

2.1.2.2. School of the Arts

2.2. Cons

2.2.1. Hard to implement