Which educational system functioned better_ 20th century or 21st century?
In my earlier article “Which Educational System Worked Better: 20th Century or 21st Century?” I compared the effectiveness of the old educational methods to those of the new educational systems. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, and each can be taught effectively using many methods. But which one was more effective? The answer, in most cases, is not one that can easily be judged by a simple comparison. In fact, the question should really be “Which educational system was the most effective for humanity in general?”
Let’s look at some examples to see how this works. Let’s use education as an example. In the beginning, all people were educated at the same school, in the same way, under the same rules and by the same teachers. It took some time for different educational systems to develop. Only later did things start to change.
At the beginning, all educational systems started out the same. They were established for roughly the same period of time, about 100 years ago. Throughout that period of time, educational developments kept on changing. Some educational systems became more rigid, while others became flexible. And some were replaced by others, while others were further developed and made even more revolutionary.
However, none of these changes occurred in the classroom. The same set of rules and teaching procedures were used for many decades. Then, gradually, something else happened. The industrial revolution changed everything. For example, when computers became widespread, educational systems had to find a way to accommodate them in the classroom.
Today, many people ask which educational system worked better: the first century or the twentieth century. In order to answer this question, we need to know how each educational system functioned. For example, in the Middle Ages, everyone was forced to attend school. And everyone went through the same educational process. The classroom was constructed in such a way as to teach a group of people just as a classroom is constructed today.
During the Middle Ages, educational systems functioned more as work places than educational centers. People learned about their fellow men through books and learned to pass their knowledge on to other people through teaching. When people learned from each other, they were encouraged to share what they knew by writing it down in written forms. This kind of system was quite successful because there was plenty of reading and writing around the Middle Ages. Additionally, people were also allowed to learn through trial and error.
However, all this changed during the Renaissance. At this time, there was a movement towards learning through experimentation. People were encouraged to make their own inventions and to improve on existing technologies. Because of this, there were many new educational systems that were created in the Renaissance period. For example, people were now able to read for their knowledge and to write for their knowledge. Also, there was a great deal of reading and writing that went on during this time period and many of these texts are still used in schools today.
When asked, “which educational system worked better: the first century or the twentieth century?” the answer is that the first century educational system simply worked. But, today, with all of the various ways that people learn, it has become increasingly difficult for a single educational system to be said to have been the first. Instead, many educational systems are amalgamated from many other older ones. So, in answering this question, it would simply be impossible to state which educational system worked better, the first or twentieth century.