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The learning system in most American schools is based on an environment structured to encourage the students to become actively involved in the learning process. Discuss

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The learning system in most American schools is based on an environment structured to encourage the students to become actively involved in the learning process. The teaching methods and curriculum are more flexible. However, for those in Hong Kong, the mainstream education system has often been described as a "Peking Duck style education" The difference of the two systems could be explained by the different objectives of the schools. In America, the teacher would like the students to be self-motivated and competent with sense of responsibility. They encourage the development of learning skills through practical experience, their method of teaching helps the students to be expressive. Therefore they focus more on presentations rather than on rigid timetables, brainstorming is more important than requiring students to listen to instructions. ...read more.

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Actually, the situation has been improved by increasing the amount of projects which require more discussion time. In America, the students have a wider range of extra curricular activities provided for them to choose than in Hong Kong. In addition to what we have in Hong Kong, they also have skiing, canoeing, fishing, golf and water polo. We all agree that their after school activities are more entertaining and preferable. However we understand that the main reason behind for the difference is geographical restrain in Hong Kong. The large landscape in America provides large school campus with more facilities sports centre. In Hong Kong, it is more confine to indoor activities which provides less choice. ...read more.

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American students seem to have more interest in scientific investigation. What makes us feel like that is because the students are more self-motivated to raise questions in class and are not afraid of making guess on problems. They wouldn't find it embarrass to make a wrong answer. While in Hong Kong, the students rely on the teacher to give out questions and even not willing to make their own guess before knowing the answer, they find it more preferable to memorize the answer given by the teacher After all, it's difficult for us to compare which system is better. As it all depends on the student himself. If the student is responsible and self-motivated, the parents would be confident enough to send him to America. While for those who are more dependent or shy to speak in the public would cope with the Hong Kong system better. ...read more.

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