Havva kran Akgül – Children and young people who made it for us (3)

Dear readers, this week I will share with you the third part of the book “Children and Youth Who Invented Us”. Watch this week’s episode, “How Do We Value Our Children’s Future? “I think you will find the answer to your question. In fact, let’s look at it from this point of view, graphite and diamond are formed by different bonds of carbon atoms (allotrop). Graphite pencils are used to make nibs. Diamonds, on the other hand, are valuable, special and are used to make jewelry. But above all, they are both carbon. However, the bonds that bind them (carbon) together make them valuable (the contributions we make to our children: high-level thinking, creativity and problem solving, etc.) or worthless (general education, ie, level of knowledge). No matter how well we want them to grow, we need to let them form different bonds, just like carbon atoms. However, it should not be forgotten that diamonds are needed as well as graphite! I want you to start reading this metaphor by thinking and assimilating.

In our book, he talks about the words used as a milestone in the word creativity. These words are used for risk taking, opposite thinking etc. The biggest thing that caught my attention here was: “Taking risks and being able to think the opposite.” These two ideas set us apart from others. One of the thoughts I want to share with you in this section is Sperman’s theory of the “g” and “s” factors… while the “g” factor reveals the general mental structure, the “s” factor refers to the mental thoughts that are not found in everyone. Values ​​that are rare in every age are important at all times, aren’t they? For example, since gold is scarce, its monetary value is high, but copper is of the same color as gold, and its monetary value is low because of its abundance. There is innovation, creativity, etc. that Mustafa Yavuz told us. In other words, those who differ from the faulty output of the current education system are reminded of gold with higher financial value, and those who do not improve themselves and work to save the day based on memorization are reminded of copper with lower financial value. I want to give an example from myself here. We took an elementary education course in 1st grade. Our teacher was our teacher Qasim. He has given us the responsibility of drama. The person she gave me is Maria Montessori. At that time, although I used a scarf for my own innovation and creativity, I came in that shape wearing a wig. Our teacher liked it very much, so I gained both confidence and stood up in class. However, if I had not taken this risk for innovation, I would have become a regular in class, so taking risks is a very important issue.

An important phrase in our book caught my attention: “Thinking about thinking …” This phrase is very important for the concept of creativity and innovation. The biggest flaw of our education system is that it inculcates simple thinking in the students. It allows students to see them from a uniform perspective. This similar thinking is the biggest obstacle to the development of our country. “No one can be a teacher if they cannot be their own teacher,” said Professor Mustafa Yavuz. This sentence is very important for those of us who will read RPD and those who will do this job in future. The equivalent of this word is the concept of “awareness”. I mentioned the assimilation above. If we are a teacher and do not break down the wall that hinders our own negativity and creativity, then we cannot be someone else’s teacher. A mentor is a model that seems to have both. As a teacher it is helpful and works for the awareness of its students. In this case, we cannot ignore the responsibility that our students place on us.

In the book, Hoza Mustafa Yavuz gives an example in terms of awareness: “Go to a park, look straight, look in the opposite direction, you will see the difference between the two. This different perspective is awareness.” This statement from our teacher reminded me of a part of our lesson: Our teacher Ozan explained the concept of awareness in his vocational guide lesson as follows: Attitudes, however, you will work to raise their awareness in each case. First you have to have your own awareness. ” In other words, he wanted to tell us: “The more innovative you think and the more creative and solution-oriented you study student problems, the more you will become a true psychological counselor.” This course was an important threshold for us.

There is an expression in Professor Mustafa Yavuz’s book: I think it is a very just rebellion. I have friends who were educated in the Netherlands and Germany and came to Turkey for university education. When they came to high school, they had a hard time in math and many other things and even in our high school 10. He even found the classroom curriculum too difficult and said, “We never studied these.” They said. Typically, they study painting in a vocational high school-style high school and return to Turkey in the tenth grade. The locals were able to graduate from vocational high school-style places in high school and do their work. In this case, they have learned what they really want to focus on. Unfortunately, this is the biggest problem in our country’s education system: we try to make everyone a university student. Because of this, many unemployed students who do not find a job after graduating from university become unemployed. However, it would be better if vocational high school became important in our country. Currently, there is talk of a scholarship-style application to encourage those who go to vocational high school to vocational high school, if I were to accept it!

In our country, the service sector needs as much as the automotive and electronic sector. You’re going into the industry right now, after a while maybe no one will understand the vehicle. Most importantly, we need to change the way people think about education. We must make sure that vocational high school is a high school of choice, not a high school with low scores! In fact, I think it’s very lucrative … how much better it would be if people got jobs and started life after high school.

In my words, I would like to end with a word from Mevlana. “Mirrors are of all kinds. He who wants to see his face looks at the glass, he who wants to see its essence looks at the soul.” Let’s look at the soul, not the glass, my dear readers. The only one who looks at the glass is the prisoner of his own vision and his own mind. But the soul finds new insights, new hopes and different ways. Hopefully our awareness is always open. Be well

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