The Importance Of Computer Science At Edwardsville High School

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“Edwardsville High School is the premier high school in the state of Illinois” was blasted through the intercom everyday, but it never felt that way. The premier high school means that students get the best education and come out as critical thinkers and ready for college, while Edwardsville High School did have an impressive record a lot of it was due to their method of teaching, namely, “banking” for their required classes. Sadly, these required classes were rushed and intentionally easy to pass in order to beef up the school’s reputation. On the other hand, since Edwardsville High School was a large school one could find their own academic niche, which provided a more “problem posing” environment. Edwardsville High School is making active …show more content…
One of the major advantages computer science in having computers, was a hands on approach, letting students learn the concepts in lecture as we applied it themselves. This allowed a more interactive experience and it really puts what one learns to perspective. The teacher also allowed a relaxed environment where students can discuss and work together on the problems, leading to fun and social atmosphere. In the end, the students learned a lot with the interactive experience and take away important knowledge, the biggest one being how to critically think like a computer scientist and how to apply programming to real world …show more content…
Edwardsville High School’s tendency to rush required classes, bred bad studying and teaching techniques. On the other hand, Edwardsville High School did provide an extensive choice of electives to further advance an individual’s knowledge in a specific topic.With this it did promote a diverse student body with many point of views, but since Edwardsville High School did not address the problems of the required classes the underlying “banking” method stayed and bad studying techniques flourished, such as the aforementioned jamming technique. In the end, students had their critical consciousness tickled, but not stimulated. Required classes have all of the students pass through them, meaning that the effects a required class has is significantly larger than the more niche

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