Importance Of Democratic Classrooms

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Democratic Classrooms It is time for education to turn from conventional-authoritarian to modern-democratic inside classrooms. Students need to engage more in their learning and in their activities in school. Schools should stop being a place where students go to get filled up with information and start being a place were students organically process, engage and develop their learning. For this, participation from the student is needed, and that means, a slight change in the teacher student roles. Not only the teacher teaches and the student listens, but the student has to have a role as well of action, active learning, and the teacher most listen as well to his students. In this paper, I am aiming to argue is that classrooms should become …show more content…
A student should not choose when to study when his only duty is that of learning. A student may only choose when if it is for studying faster and ahead of his year, but should only be able to defer it for 1 year, at least until high-school. When to study is too much for a student to chose. The point is to help young children from excelling in their life, and deferring their studies and not attending school or attending whenever they want to go is not beneficial for the creation of discipline. A child has a specific time in his growth and development and that is when he should be attending school. The young years of a person are when they are more capable of learning. If we let them decide for when to study, we might have unwanted outcomes such as 7 year old students in preschool, children who left school for a year and never went back, students that chose to study only one time a week and never really learned and got behind, to name a few. A young child should follow the natural time of learning since being …show more content…
Thus should include student active participation, voice, choice and engagement in the learning process. On the other side, teachers should be open to have a two-way discussion in class, to listen more to the students and invite deeper dialogs, promote participation and freedom of opinion, as well as dividing sections in class where he can involve more personal in their process of learning. Democratic classrooms are argued to be what is needed as a change in schools from several authors, including the ones cited, John Holt and Kristan A. Morrison. However, there has to be a balance point between how much can it be free for a student to choose. Schools should become our motor of driving self-development of the student to the right point, where is beneficial for the student. By letting the student be engaged in the process of learning, our schools would be creating autonomous, independent, self-confident and authentic students and future adults with a strong sense of direction, self-knowledge, open-minded to opinion, maturity, and that is exactly what our world

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