Many young people today leave school with a negative attitude towards learning. What are the reasons? What can be done to encourage a positive attitude to learning in young people?
In contemporary settings, a growing number of young adults drop from school and lose motivation to continue their learning, there are several reasons for this circumstance and feasible measures should be adopted to tackle this issue.
To begin with, the exam-oriented Education system is the root causes of this problem. To be more specific, the intensive exercise and tests make young learners lose their passion and initiative in learning and exploring new knowledge. A typical example is that many teenagers learn subjects to take tests rather than apply those knowledge into practice. The tedious exercise and complicated tests demotivate young learners and weaken their confidence in further study. To solve this problem, a well-rounded curriculum should be established to stimulate teenagers' interest in learning. Meanwhile, more dynamic and diverse activities should be designed to help them to develop their interest in learning their favorite subjects . Consequently, they will rebuild their confidence in learning and continue learning.
On the other hand, the traditional way of teaching which focuses on instilling knowledge and theories is another reason for this phenomenon. In other words, Students are forced to learn rather than absorb knowledge initiatively. This mechanic way of learning makes young learners lose their desire in further study and drop from school. To solve this problem, more subjects should be added to cater for students of different culture backgrounds and requirements. For example, cooking and nutrition classes can be started to attract children who take interest in cooking. Mending and repairing subjects can be started for young boys with great manual capacities.
In conclusion, although some young adults abandon study for different reasons. With the joint efforts of Education councils and educators, young adults can acquire outstanding academic performance rather than quit their study.