How to Change the Axis in the Education System?
In my previous article titled “Is it time to change the axis of education systems?” It was mentioned that the current education systems have a horizontal axis. It was also briefly explained what the horizontal and vertical axis are. In this article, I will try to explain how axis change can be achieved.
Change of axis means changing the current perspective on education. Changing the axis is not adding innovations to the system in order to provide solutions to the problems that arise in the current education system. Axis change of educational system is to foresee to change all of the strengths and weaknesses of existing education systems. For this reason, all perceptions and situations of the current education system should be questioned as the starting step of the axis change. The second fundamental step is to decide the direction of change of the axis of the current education system.
With these two basic steps briefly mentioned above, it is foreseen to change the existing perceptions about education, which is only one dimension of the intellectual infrastructure of the change of age. Generally, taking these two basic steps, i.e., change in perceptions about education, can be seen as the responsibility of politicians and / or decision makers. However, before them, the beliefs and perceptions of those who work on educational science, those who carry out applications within the education system, the target groups in education and the business world should change. For example, a student can analyse their experience of the current system and their incompatibility better than a politician or decision maker. This type of analysis can also be done by teachers, educational scientists, and those interested in the business world.
With the two basic steps envisaged for the Change of Axes in the Education System, the change of axis in the education system will become visible with the actions of policy makers and decision makers regarding the education system. The essence of these change efforts is to reveal a new understanding of education.
For example, since the current education system is based on a horizontal axis-weighted structure, a new system based on the vertical axis, which is the opposite of the horizontal axis, can be predicted. For example, in the current horizontal axis education system, there is an effort to convince that what is taught is sufficient and necessary, based on predetermined educational policies, at the centre of efforts related to individual learning. The most important actors of the persuasion process are teachers. The current education system is designed based on the understanding of persuading the individual to learn. Everyone except the student is involved in making decisions about the operation of the system. The learner tries to continue his learning by convincing that what is offered to him in the current education system is necessary for his development.
In a horizontal axis education system, the development plan foreseen for the learner should be accepted as it is without questioning. Because all of the sub-systems that are intertwined and prerequisites for each other are integrated with the persuasion process. The person who graduates from high school goes to university by taking an exam from the subjects he learned in high school. What they know outside of the curriculum in high school does not provide an advantage because they learn personal development on their own. It is not possible to take this exam before completing high school. An unconvinced learner is easily thrown out of the system.
On the vertical axis, an individual’s learning is not achieved only by being in a resource or a compulsory system. He / she can have the opportunities to improve himself by gaining knowledge and skills from many systems. The learner can continue their learning without being dependent on a teacher. Many resources can provide learning opportunities for him. The learner can continue their learning without being dependent on a teacher. Many resources can provide learning opportunities for him. The important thing is to present these opportunities and resources to the individual. The important thing is to present these opportunities and resources to the individual.