Back to Basics?
A popular view exists that to correct the problems of our educational systems, we have to get back to basics and mainly concentrate our efforts on the three “Rs”—reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic. Being highly skilled in the three Rs is of great value and importance, that is true. But underlying the three “Rs,” is something even more fundamental, something even more basic. In fact, it is something so obvious that it has been completely overlooked in the search for solutions to the problems that plague many of our schools.
This missing element is that educators and students have not been taught the true basics of how to study and learn. Thus students are never really taught to become self-learners.
Addressing that exact problem is Applied Scholastics International, a nonprofit public betterment organization which has helped to create a worldwide educational revolution through the Study Technology developed by author and educator L. Ron Hubbard. This effective methodology teaches one the true basics of how to study and how to become a self-learner. One-for-one, parents, educators and students alike are witness to the simple yet powerful tools of Study Technology. As a result, all of the current false disorders and diminished expectations, all of the “dumbed down” learning materials and lowered educational standards can be done away with.
…all of the current false disorders and diminished expectations, all of the “dumbed down” learning materials and lowered educational standards can be done away with.
These are replaced by an understanding on the part of educators that students who are failing or doing poorly are not “learning disabled.” They have simply hit a barrier to learning that they do not understand and do not know how to resolve. The “disability” they have is a lack of knowledge on the basic barriers to study and learning. In short, they are not able to find and apply the correct solutions.
The answer simply requires “retooling” educators to reject the “students who ‘cannot’ learn are learning disabled” message, and to instead understand that students can be enabled to experience true learning.