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From 'official‘ to teacher

Viewed 1110 times 2018-7-14 14:58 |Personal category:education|System category:Life

The sharp of  官 (guan)is interesting which means ‘official’ in Chinese: Its top looks like the roof of a house; 口 shapes as ‘mouth’; the whole character 官 tells us ‘There are two people under the same roof of the Imperial Court who do not have independent ‘mouth'! ------------In other words the officials alway share some same things when they make a speech! ’’
In movies we often see that the imperial edict being announced without one-word error; furthermore senior officials would repeat the emperor‘s original words to low-level ones without any change! Please let me point out that even in the modern Chinese society, too many government officers enjoy such ugly working style. What makes the things worse is that Chinese teachers also do teaching in that way who read the text as important mean to 'pass on knowledge'! Few of them can make a lecture in their own oral words! (In fact they are not allowed to do so!) ----------This is poison or drug for our education in china! All the students are addicted by the invisible chemical who copy book sentences without criticism.  Such learning is no use to develop thinking power!


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Reply Report SEARU 2018-7-14 19:34
Sorry for typo: The second word should be  ‘shape’ instead of ‘sharp’.
Reply Report SEARU 2018-7-14 20:14
Your detailed note focuses on educating toddlers instead of children of all ages!
May I say that you are not familiar with the first hand materials on Chinese school-teaching? In class teachers and students pay too much attention to the points of knowledge and try to swallow down each word of the text without digestion, ignoring the internal logical connections among the knowledge points!
Teachers must teach students how to think through knowledge learning!  Book knowledge is limited and useless in most case while thinking ability is the sharpness of  your brain-knife-edge that determines how clever you are for real problem-solving!
In short words the way of thinking is more important than the fruit of brain-production (knowledge)!
Fishing skill is more valuable than a basket of fish!
So let children become little thinker first,then possible for a great thinker when they grow up!

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