The post-modern world promotes education
How do we have all good things that the post-modern world offers? If we just think of education, it means to achieve it good internet connections. The education offered to adults is mainly in internet and within learning boards used by login. As I told to become a vocational teacher and be a professional teacher at the vocational school needs competitive skills both in the subject (rural industry, gardening, caring industry, hospitality industry, mechanic services, economic industry etc.) and in the pedagogic sciences. It means not to be only a competent what to do but also how to make students learn.
So back to my studies. The one part of Vocational Teachers Education includes pedagogic sciences. I think now I will mix your mind but this part of the studies is done in the third university in Jyväskylä. University of Jyväskylä has specialized to e-learning and web-based learning surroundings.
What it requires from me? It is an efficient computer, suitable basic programmers and GOOD INTERNET CONNECTION. When live in periphery to be in touché with another world needs good connections. It is very much cheaper to study in www2 world in internet than to send in another locality three months. We have broadband channel and three computers connected to modem. The operator has decided to give up cables and promotes people to join in wireless connection. For us it means three wireless modems and it is more expensive and the connection speed is not so effective.
But there is also another side in a coin. We can approach this issue through an imagination. What would happen if every person who is able to read and write would join to every possible learning community and become a profession what ever. Every new profession is located in periphery and distance between them is 50 km at least. Population density is around 1-2 person km2. Do you think that the social capital will arouse and bring more upcoming economy? I think that in a limits it will do it but sooner or later it will filled up by very good educated persons which is too much for local bearing capacity and environmental capacity. So what do you think what will happen then? What do you think that should happen?
See you soon, in the next blog I will introduce my hobby.
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