Historically the process of “education” is defined as the “maturing of the im-matured by the matured.” The propagation of knowledge from the mentor to the protege’. Or simply the master of a subject (or trade) teaching the disciple about that subject (or trade). Consequently the history proliferates the process of learning from matriculation (or matriculatio /Latin – which is the act of learning many subjects collectively or by metrics) to the act of specialized learning (or the process of single subject learning) which is at university. The objective of this “Education Systems Thesis” is to re-project, re-focus and re-align different types of education methodologies and how they have in time evolved into education systems. Of major significance it (the thesis) delineates (or traces) the three most prominent education systems being as follows :
(a) Comprehensive Education System.
(b) Selective Education System.
(c) Automatic Education System.
The thesis proceeds to introduce several academic frameworks, each with its own relative logic, coupled around various implementation schemas, in order to educate the reader on how the optimization of learning can be achieved. This after all taking the teacher, the student and the textbook into account as the three academic actors on the ground. Of course the three of them being surrounded by a minimum set of scholastic resources and a viable scholastic environment. The thesis introduces (completely new and unknown) concepts such as the UGLS (Universal Grade Level Syllabus) ; the curriculum weighting method; the Equal Attention Based Teaching System, only just to name a few. Education Systems of today have to be engineered for change and be functionally complete. A set of fundamental academic values are attached to the new concepts. Amongst other things the “Education System Thesis” expands on the following new topics.
- Objectives and benefits of a Universal Grade Level Syllabus.
- Education guarantees of the Equal Attention Based Teaching System to make sure “no child is left behind”
- Curriculum Weighting and tutorial hours allocation by curriculum weight.
- The strengths (and weaknesses if any) of a Comprehensive Education System.
- The strengths and weaknesses of the Selective Education System.
- Weaknesses and the psychological overload (and learning fatigue) from an Automatic Education System.
- Matriculation and an Incremental Logic Concept Delivery Criteria.
- Presentation types : Linear presentation, rotational presentation and hierarchical presentation.
- Academic communication logic and common sense.
The VJM Education System thesis can be taught (primarily at overview level) as a presentation for half-a-day or 4 hours. This presentation is available at a cost. Academic institutions or government organizations which have a need for this service can initiate this process by sending a message to Vincent Mthimunye at the email address below.
Free Presentation: There is a free presentation on the topic of “ The Greatest Good” which can be made by Vincent Mthimunye to scholastic audiences. This is an enhancement to student (good behavior or) character training. During these days when (some) students have shown to possess the capacity to hurt other students, more character training (and good behavior modeling) can help and is of greater value to the preservation of life. Beyond that this presentation can be used to assess Vincent’s skills and open the door to other cost based presentations (or seminars for that matter). Vincent Mthimunye believes in his analogy “Let each man grow wiser by day” and for today shares the analogy below.
Quod verum, simplex, sincerumque est, id est naturae hominis altissimo Ancient Latin
What is true, simplistic and sincere is best adaptable to a human being’s nature. Modern English
Statement by Marcus Tullius Cicero, 50 B.C. [Pleader/Senator, The Roman Empire]