Thinking of new homeroom projects for your high school students? 75. What makes people smart, curious, alert, observant, competent, confident, resourceful, persistent – in the broadest and best sense, intelligent – is not having access to more and more learning places, resources and specialists, but being able in their lives to do a wide variety of interesting things that matter, things that challenge their ingenuity, skill, and judgement, and that make an obvious difference in their lives and the lives of the people around them.
The key is not to standardize education, but to personalitze it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can nautrally discover their true passions.
It is very strange, that, ever since mankind have taken it into their heads to trouble themselves so much about the education of children, they should never have thought of any other instruments to effect their purpose than those of emulation, jealousy, envy, pride, covetousness, and servile fearâ€”all passions the most dangerous, the most apt to ferment, and the most fit to corrupt the soul, even before the body is formed.
When I think about the ablest students whom I have encountered in my teaching, that is, those who distinguish themselves by their independence of judgment and not merely their quick-wittedness, I can affirm that they had a vigorous interest in epistemology.
University education includes teaching, research, and social services activities, and it includes both the undergraduate level (sometimes referred to as tertiary education ) and the graduate (or postgraduate) level (sometimes referred to as graduate school ). Some universities are composed of several colleges.