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平庸教育

胡恩威


九岁入读大学成为传媒大新闻,什么天才教育云云,好像天才是今天才在香港出现,事实是香港教育是一种平均主义的平庸教育,教育的方法和考试评估的方法,都是为中间智商的标准而设的,而不是以开发智能和创新而设。香港教育是一种快餐店式教育,一间只容许一种教育标准的教学,标准化的答案与教育标准,目的是培养一种香港人。

浸大高调公布九岁神童入学是不智的,这是一种少见多怪的
小报造法,大学不是娱乐公司,不应用这种方法造势,大学若果真的是对香港有承担,便应对目前完全由官僚控制的平庸单一教育模式作出分析,香港教育的不着重培养学生的分析力,好奇心,批评能力,纪律和创意。现在成行成市的
补习天后天王,正好反映了香港这种快餐教育的成功。这是可笑和可悲,香港人没有好好利用香港的自由来做学问,来创造更人文多元的教育。看着那个九岁小孩卵的记者会,问题和答案都是一些八卦问题,浸会大学收这个九岁生是为了宣传?我不反对宣传,但有需要吗?剑桥和哈佛一定不会吧?看着九岁小孙在把玩着手上的咪,看着他爸爸在说话。我在想这个小孩二十年後会是怎样的光景?他会成为另一个杨振宁李远哲吗?

香港在每一个年代都有一些天才一些神童一些会考状元,他们长大以後在做什么呢?有多少人找到他们理想?他们生活快乐吗?这些都是我想知道的。

1 comment:

Raymond R. said...

07-09-02

Dear Mathias:

I cannot agree with you more.

Basically, three major mistakes were made:

1. No 9 year old, regardless how intelligent he might be, should attend university as he/she cannot possibly cope with all the psychological or emotional problems. He/she will have an extremely lonely campus life. For even thinking about going to university, his/her parents must bear the blame.

2. Having said that, HKBU should NOT have even considered the application, much less admit him and announce a so-called tailor-made, five-year master's program for him; by the end of which he would be only 14 years old.

3. Finally, it's disgusting that the University, as you quite rightly pointed out, even after having made the mistake of admitting the kid, should NOT have arranged a press conference which turned out, as expected, nothing more than a circus sideshow. I felt both sorry and disgusted for the boy, his father and the University after seeing the boy play with the mike, make faces, etc.

What is the point of this whole damned-fool exercise, anyway? It certainly brought no glory to HKBU. I hope the University Administration would do everything possible to shield the boy from the destructive glare of paparazzi publicity!!! and just get on with guiding the poor boy through the next five years without further damaging his fragile emotions and psyche.

RRW